The teachers that backed and helped my son when he was struggling I absolutely did. My son and I went to New Orleans and bough gifts for every teacher he had, even the aides. This past year we did not buy gifts for his teacher. My son did several months of extra credit work based on the conversation his teacher and I had that this work would count towards his education and his grade average. My son and I worked every night till 8-9pm on these worksheets. When we turned them in she refused his extra credit grade. When we had questions about his work and I would call her to ask what we could do or how an assignment needed to be done she did not want to talk to us. I learned it wasn't just us there were other parents in the class she refused to assist. So no, last year we did not buy her a gift. For those that deserve it, yes. Those that don't, I'm sorry, no.
at 8:14 AM on Aug. 6, 2009