Parents (Teachers): You Have Responsibilities, Few Rights, and Not Much Power – Part 2

In part 1, we hypothesized that both parents’ and teachers’ effectiveness has been undermined by significant and long-term efforts to disempower both groups.  We stated that this disempowerment did not diminish the responsibilities heaped upon teachers and parents nor ameliorate subsequent blame.  In fact, blame directed at teachers and parents  has increased.  We further hypothesized […]

If They Have Self-Esteem – Everything’s Possible – Maybe

You know when something doesn’t feel right, right?  When my boys were in Little League and soccer during their elementary years, a couple things would happen.  Everybody would get a trophy.  They would ask what the final score was and nobody would answer. Even in school, things that didn’t make sense happened.  Everybody would get […]

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