Are schools fair to working parents?

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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: 03-27-2000
Mon, 03-19-2012 - 9:03am

I have four kids and we still don't have that many events at school.

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Mon, 03-19-2012 - 8:12am

I don't really feel you're in a credible position to rebut me.

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Kitty

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Registered: 02-24-2010
Mon, 03-19-2012 - 3:06am

Our elementary schools have conferences during the day and evening.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
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Registered: 02-24-2010
Mon, 03-19-2012 - 3:01am

I would have to have at least 8 kids to be invited to school events 2-3 times a month . . . in the elementary school experiences my kids & I have had.

“Clearly," said Arthur,"you're an idiot- but you're our kind of idiot. Come on.” 
― Markus ZusakThe Book Thief

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Sun, 03-18-2012 - 7:44pm

Like someone else said, teachers have an idea of what it's like to be a working parent as many of them are parents themselves..

 

 

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Registered: 02-04-2009
Sun, 03-18-2012 - 10:46am

I think, as parents, we need to make note of all these parentally-imperative events, count them up and then demand an equal numer of days when we can remove our children from school without any recourse by the school.

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Kitty

"If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing."-- Kingsley Amis, British novelist, 1971 t .

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Registered: 08-22-2009
Sat, 03-17-2012 - 10:19am

"over the years there have been plenty of times when I've gotten to talk to a teacher over and above the contractual end of her day,"

Exactly, teachers are already working beyond their contractual paid hours.

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Registered: 01-08-2009
Sat, 03-17-2012 - 9:07am
Our school had grandparent and "special friends" day. A lot of the kids in our school are international, and people are not going to fly in from Getmany or Korea for one day. Our pastor is always on call for Special Friends Day. I got all depressed when my younger one was in elementary school because they have the parents serving breakfast to the grandparents and the last time I served, quite a few of the grandparents were younger than me.
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Registered: 10-23-2001
Sat, 03-17-2012 - 9:05am
Our district wide PTA program is changing to a community program, It should be interesting.. Room parents have become sort of obsolete here and they've cut out time for parties and such.

 

 

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Registered: 10-23-2001
Sat, 03-17-2012 - 9:02am
I understand teachers have contracts but over the years there have been plenty of times when I've gotten to talk to a teacher over and above the contractual end of her day, Luck maybe or a teacher being a nice person there... Some teachers alternate tutoring after school, they are compensated extra for that.

 

 

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