Are schools fair to working parents?

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2011
Are schools fair to working parents?
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Fri, 03-16-2012 - 2:38pm

I said parents because I think that working dads miss out even more than the moms do when it comes to school activites.

Chelsea

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 03-19-2012 - 11:47am

I wouldn't call high school and college non-traditional settings.

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Mon, 03-19-2012 - 11:29am
I agree. Spring conferences are around the corner for us and IME, these have always been offered in both the afternoons and evening, But if there was a real concern I wouldn't save it for these twice a year parent/teacher meetings anyway.

 


 


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Registered: 01-05-2000
Mon, 03-19-2012 - 11:27am

One of the beauties about homeschool (online schools, distance learning, etc.) is that the parent/student sets the conference schedule.

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Mon, 03-19-2012 - 11:21am
I don't disagree with you, My thought was more or less random to a poster's attempt to connect school habits to work habits.. I don't know if there is going to be a rise in online schooling or work in the future, What I see now is that in very non-traditional settings.

 


 


iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2001
Mon, 03-19-2012 - 11:16am
Wow, Do I know you? Your position is rebuttable..

 


 


iVillage Member
Registered: 01-05-2000
Mon, 03-19-2012 - 11:13am

I hadn't notice it being a problem here.

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 03-25-2010
Mon, 03-19-2012 - 11:12am

Exactly.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2010
Mon, 03-19-2012 - 11:11am

Very similar experiences here, the majority of these activities are on the school calendar from the the summer before which makes it easier to plan for such events.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-25-2010
Mon, 03-19-2012 - 10:53am

I find more parent activities happen during the school hours than child/parent activities in my experience.

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-08-2009
Mon, 03-19-2012 - 9:49am
As far as the online education/flexible schedule thing is concerned, we might as well face the fact that more and more careers in the future will probably be flexible, work from home, and involving a lot of computer vs in person contact. Homeschooling, online classes, hybrid classes, etc may very well be preparing kids for the future they will face at least as well as traditional classroom education.

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