I find it troubling that even though there is tutoring offered in my son's school, it's also crowded and the teachers that are in charge of these sessions may not even be familiar with how other teachers are instructing kids to do a particular task in their class. Therefore, they're also unable to help much of the time.
I find it troubling that the schools are practically begging parents to work with their kids in order to help them maintain passing grades, yet they've completely changed most of the methods in which the material is being taught to our children. Have you tried to help your kid with their math homework recently? Many times I end up becoming the student!
I find it troubling that schools have faced so many budget cuts and continue to be on the chopping block when they should be our #1 priority! This is the future of our country!
I recently read an article about how people from other countries view the U.S. when they come here to visit for any length of time and the comments from a couple foreign exchange students that I read was that the school work was "too easy".
Wow! Too easy for them, but most parents don't understand most of it? There's something seriously wrong here and it must be addressed very soon.
Jeff Foxworthy was really onto something when he started the "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader" show. Actually, I mentioned that before my son started 5th grade last year and many other parents also shared my concern. The younger parents seem to be more in touch, but we that are older, not so much.
How can you help your kids when the schools have changed everything? It's frustrating!