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80% of eighth graders in a chicago school being held back!

did anyone read/hear about that story?
The Parents are blaming the school, the school blaming the parents....
80% of 8th grade students NOT GOING ON TO HIGHSCHOOL!
can you believe that?!

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:07 AM on Jun. 20, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • Well i think that it's the schools fault. How can it be the parents fault? think about that. I read this and i think that the school needs new teachers.
    raemommy

    Answer by raemommy at 11:21 AM on Jun. 20, 2009

  •  OP here:


    How can it be the parents fault- Its OUR responsibility to be looking after there education! Making sure there homework is done and looking at tests scores and keeping communication open with teachers. How can you blame it all on the school!? education is ultimately the PARENTS responsibility, you no your child has homework everyday, yet you NEVER see him doing it? You no your child has tests and quizzes, yet you NEVER see him study for them? they can only teach, its our job to make them learn!

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:35 AM on Jun. 20, 2009

  • Wow, that is a complete shame and I blame BOTH the teachers AND the parents. It is the duty of the parents to always be aware of the progress of their children through school and it is the responsibility of all teachers to monitor their students and take action at the first sign of trouble. I'm so dumfounded that this could happen to all those kids.
    PrydferthMenyw

    Answer by PrydferthMenyw at 8:21 PM on Jun. 20, 2009

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