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Who should be held most accountable for a child's education?

The parents or the teachers???

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skittles1108

Asked by skittles1108 at 12:51 PM on Mar. 3, 2011 in Parenting Debate

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  • Both.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 12:52 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • Parents. It is their responsibility to make sure their children are being taught correctly.
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 12:52 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • It all starts at home so I say the parents. IMO. If we don't encourage the child to do his homework, listen to the teacher, be prepared for class, etc. the child is not going to do it.
    mamaada

    Answer by mamaada at 12:53 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • The parents. In the end, all decisions are up to the parents, including which teachers they "hire", be it public school, private school, homeschool, etc. And even in cases of feeling like there isn't any other choice besides public school for that family's particular situation, there are still PTA, school boards, etc., where parents can and should have a voice if there's something that's that important to them.
    DragonRiderMD

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 12:53 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • both.
    MrsMWF

    Answer by MrsMWF at 12:53 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • parents, teachers AND students. think of teenagers in highschool who do not want to apply themselves, no matter how interesting the teacher makes the lecture and how much support they have at home.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 12:54 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • BOTH. Although it is the PARENTS responsibility to make sure their children are getting the best education and it is the PARENTS responsibility to help with that education by teaching basics at home, making sure homework is done, by having open communication with the teachers and by knowing what their own child is like so that they don't just automatically blame the teacher when something goes wrong.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:59 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • Parents.

    Beyond the earliest grades, though, it's ultimately on the student.

    No matter what happens in a classroom, it's MY job to make sure my child learns what they need to in order to be functional members of society. If the school isn't getting it done, it's ultimately my job as a parent to find a solution that *will.* It may mean finding tutors. It may mean tutoring myself. It might mean figuring out how to pay for a private school or homeschooling or moving to a new district...or seeking a charter school or pushing for better services of some sort. It's on *me.*

    At the end of the day, though, my children are responsible for their own grades and their own academic success (or lack thereof.) Teacher's provide the tools. Parents provide guidance, tools, support and sometimes the motivation. ;) However, in the end, what a kid does with it is what counts most.
    ldmrmom

    Answer by ldmrmom at 1:08 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • The ultimate responsibility is the parents . I
    janet116

    Answer by janet116 at 1:14 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

  • Parent.
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 1:28 PM on Mar. 3, 2011

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