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Old 11-06-2011, 05:06 AM
 
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Part of the problem that I've seen, at least in the Christina district, is a lack of parent involvement. If the parents don't care about the education, the state of the schools, etc, why should the kids? And if neither the parents or students care, why should the staff?

Lack of parental involvement isn't just a Delaware problem, of course. But it seems to me to be a bigger problem here than in the NJ district our family came from.

About 400 incoming freshman were part of my daughter's incoming class. Why did it seem like less than 35% at the freshman orientation night? And less than 25% at the Parents back to school night? Why when I send an email to a teacher, am I such an oddity? Why were there less than 75 in the audience for the first music program concert night? There more more people onstage than in the audience!

How do we get more parents to step up, and take an interest in, and some responsibility for, their child's education?
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Old 11-06-2011, 08:51 AM
 
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How do we get more parents to step up, and take an interest in, and some responsibility for, their child's education?
You need to take those parents out of poverty and give them good jobs.

I have had to deal with kids that dont have food to eat at home. Mom dead from Aids, Dad smoking crack cocaine, parents doing heroin, Kids that live with grandparents with no discipline ect...

The list goes on, you name it...

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Old 11-16-2011, 08:44 PM
 
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OK, Dupont Brat spoken here, Newark had the best school system I was enrolled in for a year and a half. Really good teachers and support staff and really smart kids, I truly hated to move away, early in my Jr. year in High School.
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