Parents: How do you feel about your kids' teachers?
Basically, how much do you expect of them and do they meet your expectations? Do you ever wish smarter people taught your children, however you define smart? When you meet them in parent teacher conferences, are you satisfied or not? What do you do if you want them to do things differently but the entire system, essentially, is resistant to change, for whatever reason? Also, I speak to many parents here in NYC and everyone sort of nods in assent when someone says how weak the school system is and how teachers are weak too, in many areas. Of course, we don’t value education and don’t invest any money into it, as a society, and the most capable people don’t go into a profession that’s thankless and doesn’t pay but how do you deal with it right now as you children grow?