"My school's intrepid guidance counselor and I spent yesterday making phone calls to parents--about attendance, Regents tutoring, and classes that students are still failing. As you can imagine, there's a pretty strong link between that first item and the last one. And while I'm sorry to keep harping on this subject, I can't deny that trying to cajole parents into doing their legal duty to educate their children is starting to wear on me and my guidance counselor partner in all this.
One young lady whose guardian was just here last week has already missed two more days of school. Two other sets of parents have respectively broken nearly half a dozen appointments to come to the school. And I teach high school, and it's May...and if not now, when?"
Saturday, June 2, 2012
SES and Parent Involvement
A post at NYC Educator points to the serious, often unmentioned problem of truancy and parent involvement.