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Is an unfair environment created when teachers teach at the same schools their own children attend?


For example, if a student goes to the nurse and asks for something for a headache, the nurse is not allowed to give the student even a Tylenol. But, if the student's parent(s) work at the same school, then this student can get the Tylenol or whatever med from his or her parent. Plus, if teachers are allowed to keep their children in their classrooms after school, those students can overhear or become privy to information regarding other students or teachers. I have a friend who just became headmaster at a small school where there are lots of teachers who are also parents of students.

 

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Bill Holland (billybuc) says

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    ocfireflies 4 years ago

    I sure can't imagine you as mean. Smiles, Kim

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    ocfireflies 4 years ago

    First. I am sorry that you saw the unfairness firsthand. Second. I think you are correct in that the size of the school, system and town makes a big difference in how often that which happened to you may happen to others. Thanks for responding.

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Debbie Carey (prektjr.dc) says

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    ocfireflies 4 years ago

    Thanks for responding. I agree that the issue is really about integrity. I believe it is the issue of confidentiality along with unfair accessibility that concerns my friend. I agree teachers' kids have higher expectations to perform academically

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    ocfireflies 4 years ago

    All good points. I think my friend's main concern is that there are too many teachers' kids having access or being privy to information regarding other students. I know some schools require teachers to find after school for their kids. Thanks.

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    ocfireflies 4 years ago

    Yeah. I believe my friend has got a real balancing act to perform. I do not know how common it is for there to be so many teachers with kids enrolled in the same school. Thanks for your comment.