Re: Failing grade for solution, letter to the editor, Dec. 9
I was wondering when a parent would realize how the teachers' job action will affect the parents. Yes, the parents, not the students.
The students are still coming to school, being taught all of the curriculum subjects, taking part in sports, doing projects, writing tests and being evaluated. What isn't happening is the teacher spending their nights and weekends sitting at a computer writing report cards so parents have a piece of paper to find out how their child is doing.
During job action, parents have been told teachers are available if they would like to meet. Instead of the teacher scheduling the parent to come in for a 15-minute conference at the parent's convenience, the onus is on the parent to come in and see the teacher.
Teachers are still evaluating students and communication still continues through agendas, tests coming home and assignments that need to be signed by the parents.
Ken Crarer's child knows exactly how he or she is doing, and as a parent, it is his responsibility to make the effort to find out for himself.
Also, if he were an informed parent, he would realize exactly what the job action is all about and be concerned about the future of education in this province.