By Betsy Burrows
Everyday Education 

Be A Savvy Parent: Go Ask Alice Wellborn

 


Of all the classes I teach, I probably learn the most from our weekly student teaching seminar. The student teachers bring their experiences to share with each other as we critically reflect on their teaching and learning in our schools.

After the first month of classroom teaching when I asked the students to share their largest concerns about education, you would be surprised at one common answer. The student teachers, with their excitement and idealism and dedication, are most disappointed with parents. One exasperated student teacher related how an elementary school parent, “wrot...



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