October 31, 2011
A Halloween story from today’s Statesman:
Teacher bonuses in several Idaho school districts will partly depend on how involved parents are throughout the school year. (Note: Bonuses, not base pay.)
In the understatement of the decade, the president of the Idaho Education Association argued that the amount of parental involvement may be outside the control of teachers to some degree.
May be? To some degree? Idaho must be a pretty idyllic state to even consider this approach. I say so because I’ve lived in places where you could have a meeting in a student’s living room and the parents still wouldn’t attend. And I don’t really believe that such parents don’t exist here.
So good luck with that.