Are teachers going too far with school projects? S/O
I read the other post about the 4th grade student who needs have a miniature working amusement park ride in just 2 weeks, that goes along with another small project due at the same time, and I wondered, are teachers taking projects too far?
The students have to do these extremely in-depth projects in just a couple of weeks, on top of their other homework, extra-curricular activities, baseball and dance practice, etc. Most of these projects involve a parent due to either teacher request or the depth of the project requires a parent to be involved, and a lot of parents simply don't have the extra time to devote to one more thing. Parents work, they go to school, they have their own projects and final exams, on top of running a household.
Not only that, some parents just don't have the extra funds for such a cost-worthy project. Heck, the project my kindergartener did at the beginning of the school year cost at least $50 in materials!
Do you think school projects are getting out of hand?