A teacher can’t solve everything.
I have come to a realization that many people use the school as a daycare rather than a place where their children can learn skills that they will need in the future. And this has become glaringly obvious since the quarantine. While I am not at all saying all parents are like this, the entitled ones sure are. Apparently, in their eyes, it is the teacher’s job to force a child to show up for an online class.
I don’t know about you but it isn’t possible for someone to call each and every kid’s parents who haven’t shown up. Things are working a bit differently since this quarantine and we should evolve with the changes. However, this mother refuses to accept that. And when she receives the news that her precious child is failing, she is quick to blame the teacher.
It is usually the kid’s fault when they fail, not the teachers unless the teacher is hilariously incompetent.
Just because you are a working parent does not mean you don’t have any responsibility for your children.
How is contacting the child’s father considered inappropriate? Am I missing something here?
She sure is entitled to expect a teacher to give her daughter preferential treatment.
I would have never been able to stay professional throughout this conversation. Kudos to this teacher.
And yet here we are.
I bet she is regretting that decision right about now.
They shouldn’t but they need the job.
She has a patience of a saint is all I can say.
I make sure my kids are ready for online school every day, and I’m available if they need help with tech support. I remind them when they near the end of breaks so they will be on time for meetings.
Their laziness is OUR responsibility, not their teachers. I do what I can so the teachers don’t have to act as a parent. You provide the knowledge, I provide the support. This woman is a shitty parent. –terwashere
Not everyone can be a teacher if you ask me.
I sense it might be because of her parents.
It is a vicious cycle that never ends.
That was a very weird thing. I wonder why they can’t talk to her husband.
That might be it.
I suppose teachers learn to deal with this sort of problem.
They just can’t take responsibility for their own actions.
No two ways about it.
I am starting to feel sorry for all teachers.
Not that it excuses her rude behavior.
What would you have done in this situation? Would you have kept your cool or gone off on the Entitled mother? Comment down below and let us know.