| SamoneLenior wrote:|
| Flowing-Ice wrote:|
but this is about the grades. not if they have bad/good teachers.
and if they aren't getting the grades, a parent might be more concerned to actually see progress by going to those teacher meetings, and finding out why their student is doing all they can in the classroom... but getting sucky grades.
you don't think sh*tty teachers play a part? at all?
unfortunately, there are sh*tty teachers out there who do not have best practices. a bad teacher can directly result in bad grades, and a lack of knowledge on a subject. yes, if a child is motivated, they can learn and do things on their own, but they would not have that support they need. and really, that intrinsic motivation would come at a later age, and not in those crucial younger years.
i could see some teachers being azzholes about their grades, esp. in HS
on the flip side, I could also see some teachers simply passing children b/c they know what is at stake. so the child would have the grade to keep benefits for the family, but not actually know the knowledge.
i could see pressure from admin to give certain students (athletes) who are on assistance good grades to not only keep playing but receive benefits for the family.
I can also see some upset parents storming the school and confronting teachers about grades.
It's a bad position to put teachers in as well.