My girls came home today and said they watched the swearing in. I am not a big Obama fan but ok. So they tell me they did this because it was really important (that's what the teachers said). So I asked them why? (just to make sure they understood). The teachers gave them no other reason other than that he was the 1st African American Pres? Really? That's the onlt significanse to this day?
And then there is the "say no to drugs" campaign. My youngest daughter comes home talking about how we can't give our dog chicken bones b/c it's illegal. WHY.....because drugs are things that are bad for you and can kill you and since this holds true for dogs and chicken bones they must be drugs!
Is this not nuts? Shouldn't they be teaching them not just skimming the surfaces??
Asked by Anonymous at 7:33 PM on Jan. 20, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
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Answer by waldorfmom at 7:43 PM on Jan. 20, 2009
My son goes to a public school and he knew the significance of the inauguration as a whole as well as this inauguration's importance in history. He knows who the exiting president is and who Obama is. He knows of the Washington Monument and The White House and other locations of political and historical relevance. It is the job of the teacher to give information but it is the job of the parent to follow up. My child did not have to wait until today to find out what the purpose of Inauguration Day was. I think that parents should take ownership and accountability for their childrens' knowledge or lack thereof. I think that we as parents have gotten a little lazy in our expectations of the teacher.
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