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Mississippi House passes bill requiring teachers to grade parents

Posted by on Mar. 11, 2016 at 10:28 AM
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If a bill passed by the Mississippi House becomes law, students won’t be the only ones receiving grades from teachers.

Under House Bill 4, also known as the Parent Involvement and Accountability Act, teachers would be required to grade parents’ involvement with their children’s education.

The legislation, by state Rep. Gregory Holloway (D-Hazlehurst), would mandate a section be added to each child’s report card on which the parents are graded on their responsiveness to communication with teachers, the students’ completion of homework and readiness for tests, and the frequency of absences and tardiness.

Mary Clare Reim, research associate on education at the Heritage Foundation, said the bill is the wrong way to encourage more parental involvement.

“My initial reaction is, this is absurd,” Reim said. “The concept that parents should be graded by teachers on their involvement is a reversal of what the education system should look like. Parents should be grading teachers on their performance. Putting grades on parental involvement from the top down is not the way this should work.”






http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/03/10/mississippi-house-passes-bill-requiring-teachers-to-grade-parents.html?intcmp=hpbt4
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romalove
by Roma on Mar. 11, 2016 at 10:43 AM

What happens if the parent fails?

broboxer
by Platinum Member on Mar. 11, 2016 at 10:45 AM
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Good question

Quoting romalove:

What happens if the parent fails?

teenmom0305
by Member on Mar. 11, 2016 at 10:46 AM
Prob a cps call from the school.

Quoting romalove:

What happens if the parent fails?

romalove
by Roma on Mar. 11, 2016 at 10:47 AM


Quoting teenmom0305: Prob a cps call from the school.
Quoting romalove:

What happens if the parent fails?

If there are too many absences/tardies the school gets involved and can report to CPS already.

In fact, teachers are mandatory CPS reporters, if they think there is any neglect or abuse.

Can you call CPS because the parent isn't responding in a timely enough manner to the teacher?

This is one of the dumbest "acts" I have seen in a long time.

Spam72
by Member on Mar. 11, 2016 at 10:54 AM

It's a reaction to the very real frustration teachers face.  I'm supervising a study hall at the moment where 7 of the 12 kids in here are failing 6 classes!  Some are very easy classes, and the students don't even need my help on homework, they just need me to say "do it."  I have sent emails, left voice mails, mailed lists of missing assignments.  I have printed off assignments, talked to teachers.  If the parents would just help me a little they could pass!  

There is nothing I could do about it but I would love to.  I do wish I could ask parents if they give a damn at all.  The new semester started mid January and I have had a kid miss the bus, therefore miss school 10 times already.  I'm sorry but figure that shit out.  There is no excuse for this to keep happening. 

mjmorrison
by Bronze Member on Mar. 11, 2016 at 10:57 AM
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When do the parents get to grade the union tenured teachers? It should go both ways.

heresjohnny
by Bronze Member on Mar. 11, 2016 at 11:07 AM
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What's the point? Good parents will still be good, and crappy parents will still be crappy. Grading them on it isn't going to change anything. And it's not like there will be any real consequences for failing. Nor should there be. If a child is being abused or neglected, CPS will investigate. But teachers already report suspected abuse and neglect without this whole parent-grading nonsense.
Sisteract
by Whoopie on Mar. 11, 2016 at 11:13 AM
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The problem is losers do not care that they're losers, or that their children are on the loser path.

The non-losers care, but the losers, not at all.



heresjohnny
by Bronze Member on Mar. 11, 2016 at 11:15 AM
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If their kid is failing 6 actual classes, do you really think the parent is going to care about an arbitrary fail grade?

This is one of those feel-good laws that's really not going to change anything. The "A" parents will pat themselves on the back, and the "F" parents will shrug their shoulders and go on about their day.

Quoting Spam72:

It's a reaction to the very real frustration teachers face.  I'm supervising a study hall at the moment where 7 of the 12 kids in here are failing 6 classes!  Some are very easy classes, and the students don't even need my help on homework, they just need me to say "do it."  I have sent emails, left voice mails, mailed lists of missing assignments.  I have printed off assignments, talked to teachers.  If the parents would just help me a little they could pass!  

There is nothing I could do about it but I would love to.  I do wish I could ask parents if they give a damn at all.  The new semester started mid January and I have had a kid miss the bus, therefore miss school 10 times already.  I'm sorry but figure that shit out.  There is no excuse for this to keep happening. 

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Mar. 11, 2016 at 11:20 AM

Exactly.

Quoting heresjohnny: If their kid is failing 6 actual classes, do you really think the parent is going to care about an arbitrary fail grade? This is one of those feel-good laws that's really not going to change anything. The "A" parents will pat themselves on the back, and the "F" parents will shrug their shoulders and go on about their day.
Quoting Spam72:

It's a reaction to the very real frustration teachers face.  I'm supervising a study hall at the moment where 7 of the 12 kids in here are failing 6 classes!  Some are very easy classes, and the students don't even need my help on homework, they just need me to say "do it."  I have sent emails, left voice mails, mailed lists of missing assignments.  I have printed off assignments, talked to teachers.  If the parents would just help me a little they could pass!  

There is nothing I could do about it but I would love to.  I do wish I could ask parents if they give a damn at all.  The new semester started mid January and I have had a kid miss the bus, therefore miss school 10 times already.  I'm sorry but figure that shit out.  There is no excuse for this to keep happening. 


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