Having grandchildren in most all grades - 1st (2), 3rd, 7th, 10th, and 11th, I get to hear and see what is happening at their schools and with their teachers. It is very interesting to say the least.
I don't hear the students complain as much as I hear parents. They want to play the 'blame game', and of course it is never the parents or the child's part when trouble comes. I realize a lot of homes both parents have to work, but in the off time, one of them should be working with the child. Correct mistakes, explain 'why', and teach them to try again and again. All the teacher at school can do is teach the curriculum and hope it can be reviewed at home. It should be a joint effort.
I know a family (not my grandchildren) where I heard the Dad say....'hey, we pay taxes, let them do that at school. We don't have time.' This makes my skin 'crawl'.
Times sure have changed. I reared my children in a time where teachers were more respected. Homework was important at our house. I was there to answer questions and help my children 'get it'!
Yes, there were times when my children didn't want to 'do it', but they didn't have a choice. They all graduated from high school and went on to college, and now one of those children is dealing with the 'sign of the times' parents'.
GOD BLESS US EVERYONE,
AND TODAY ESPECIALLY OUR TEACHERS!