Higher Education Means Higher Expectations

@Bunny28 (190)
Lillington, North Carolina
April 7, 2016 1:24pm CST
Higher education means having higher expectations. I don't have children at the moment but I might in the future and I want what is best for them. I do however have friends who have children in schools. I keep up with what is going on in the schools through them. I am seeing a decline in the teacher's competency. Lack of communication with parents. Misgrading homework as well as exams which has an effect on the students overall grades. It is expected that you have a few missed messages and make a mistake and miss grades here and there they are human. What is not expected is for the teachers to consistently do so and have a total disregard for your attempts to contact them. I feel that if you can't do the job and the tasks that it entails that you should move aside and allow someone who can do so. If a school allows teachers to get by with not doing their job well then you are hurting the children which are the country's future. I have high expectations of the educators and the education system. It is crucial that they are held to a higher standard. Their role in society is one of the most important besides parenting. Our children are influenced by these people in their lives the most. I want to know that when I am old and the children are grown up that we don't have a bunch of kids who don't know anything. Which is where it seems to be going if we keep quiet and do nothing.
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@MALUSE (39085)
• Germany
7 Apr 16
I was a teacher in Germany at secondary grammar schools for 40 years.I've mostly had committed colleagues. Of course, there are black sheep like in all other professions. Some people simply shouldn't have become teachers. Not everyone can do the job. Parents should let teachers do their jobs and not interfere all the time. But if there are reasons for a complaint, they should complain. Sadly, complaining too much and telling teachers how their genius child should be taught has become fashionable.
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@Bunny28 (190)
• Lillington, North Carolina
7 Apr 16
A friend of mines has a nd grader and the teacher has been misgrading his exams IE: he got 80% on a spelling test. She marked the words fractions,millions and Green incorrect even though he spelled them wrong along with homework that was correct. She had contacted the teacher several times with no response of any kind. So now she has filed a complaint.
@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
8 Apr 16
Higher education is a wonderful thing. I know that graduates can't always find a job in their field right away, but at least they have the knowledge ready and waiting for when the job is ready! :)
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@Bunny28 (190)
• Lillington, North Carolina
9 Apr 16
Yes its like having safety roadside stuff for in case you have flat or something like that
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@CRK109 (14465)
• United States
9 Apr 16
@Bunny28 What a great way to look at it! :)
• United States
7 Apr 16
Yes my friend it is so distressing, I can imagine. I was just speaking with a teacher here @Maferneto and they are a good teacher but dealing with violence. It is dedication that makes a true teacher. Some fall short of this and are not caring in the job. I agree also no action, then nothing is done if one has to keep quiet about it.
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• United States
8 Apr 16
@Bunny28 Yes Erica you are right to be concerned about this issue..it does exist.
@DianneN (76045)
• United States
7 Apr 16
I have to disagree with you. I'm a parent, a grandparent, and a retired teacher of regular education, special education, and college. Teachers who can't cut it never make tenure and are let go. There are strict evaluations and observations now. Half the battle belongs to the parents.
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@Bunny28 (190)
• Lillington, North Carolina
8 Apr 16
This teacher is retiring at the end of this year and has the same complaints poor communication mostly the misgrading but mostly that she doesn't answer them when they have questions. However this is not the only teacher I have heard of with similar problems other schools and teachers.
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• Ahmedabad, India
7 Apr 16
It generally depends upon the environment in which you were nurtured. Particularly I was born and brought up in a family in which my dad is the only BreadWinner so I feel like a sort of responsibility on myself to be something on my own and maybe that is something what I call expectations. My parents never expects from me but I think now I am enough matured to expect something and give them a retirement.
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@Bunny28 (190)
• Lillington, North Carolina
8 Apr 16
I think we all feel that way especially when we understand the sacrifice that they made willingly for us. Sadly with times being so hard its a huge struggle just keeping our heads above water.
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• United States
6 Sep 16
I believe your passion is speaking a career move for you, have you thought of teaching @Bunny28 ?
• United States
9 Jun 16
I think your higher expectations are very warranted indeed and no child should have to suffer by not having a competent teacher, well said ! and hi there by the way
@epiffanie (10413)
• Australia
12 Apr 16
I agree wholeheartedly with you ..You sound like a very wise young woman .. your future children are very fortunate to have you as their parent ..