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Mississippi House passes bill requiring teachers to grade parents

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 9 months ago

    Mississippi House passes bill requiring teachers to grade parents

    By Steve Wilson
    http://watchdog.org/259010/grade-parents/
    If a bill passed by the Mississippi House becomes law, students won’t be the only ones receiving grades from teachers.

    BAD GRADE: If a bill that passed in the Mississippi House becomes law, teachers will grade parents on their involvement with their children’s education

    Under House Bill 4, also known as the Parent Involvement and Accountability Act, teachers would be required to grade parents’ involvement with their children’s education.
    Is this every teachers dream coming true??? wink

    1. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
      Kathryn L Hillposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Stop with the grades already!

    2. Credence2 profile image85
      Credence2posted 9 months ago in reply to this

      I think that this goes over the line a bit and is well outside the purview of a public school. Tax payer funded public education, at the K-12 level, require that the schools be accountable to the parents, not the other way around.

      Interesting to note, while a Democrat proposed the bill, it passed overwhelmingly by the Republican dominated House of Reps in Mississippi 75-43. In this conservative state, I wonder what was driving that?

    3. PatriciaTL profile image90
      PatriciaTLposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      From the point of view of a former teacher... I see this as an absolute waste of
      time.  The parents who would earn the worst grades could care less, and therein lies the irony of a Parent Involvement and Accountability Act. The major consequence of lack of parental involvement impacts the student, not his or her parent(s).  Perhaps a monetary fine would have more of an impact on the parents.  (Of course, that would never happen.)

    4. Paul Wingert profile image80
      Paul Wingertposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Backwards Mississippi is at the bottom of the pile in education along with it's neighboring states. Grading parents is the least of their worries!

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 9 months ago

    How about we grade the teachers while we're at it!

  3. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 9 months ago

    and the substitute teachers.

  4. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 9 months ago

    and the principals.

  5. Kathryn L Hill profile image84
    Kathryn L Hillposted 9 months ago

    and the school administrators

    and the school boards
    and the President of the United States.
    and let's just send a space vehicle of some type to one of Jupiter's moons.
    - who ever does that will surely get an A.

  6. colorfulone profile image87
    colorfuloneposted 9 months ago

    I read about this a dew days ago, and I do think its just more surveillance into private lives, like spying.

  7. calculus-geometry profile image86
    calculus-geometryposted 9 months ago

    Yes, more paperwork is every teacher's dream.

  8. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 9 months ago

    the school staff is already graded, they get evaluations and grades every semester.They either get tenure or lose their jobs.
    I've had students for years and never saw some the parents.
    No, I don't think this is beneficial to anyone...just more paperwork for the teachers, who are already overwhelmed with responsibilities.

  9. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 7 months ago

    Some of these parents should be graded.......they would receive an F minus.

 
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