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Parents vs. Faculty vs. Students

I can't believe I'm just now seeing these opinions being expressed by whoever you all are. I am a teacher in a Brunswick County school and I get to see everything first-hand. You have no idea when teachers have to deal with on a day to day basis. Thanks to "No Child Left Behind," I am teaching straight A students who have a great home life in the same classes as students living in poverty whose parents are teaching them how to be a drug dealer. This is happening everywhere, not just Brunswick County. Parents want teachers to be baby-sitters and do the teaching, parenting, and training for them. The person who blamed administration and faculty for the mishaps and felonies of students is terribly blinded. I do my job at school and I teach my curriculum in the best ways I can while trying to reach out to the wide variety of students i have in my classes. I have an hour and a half to teach it per day, so I expect my students to go home and complete homework or projects. Instead of them doing school work when they get home they watch TV, play video games, or hang out with their drug-doing relatives on the side of the road. This is a problem with parenting. Do not insult teachers' education level. We have to have a college degree and constant training. How many parents in Bruns. County can say they have a 4 year degree? Students must be motivated at home by their parents, but that's not possible when their parents dropped out of high school or didn't go to college. If they have parental motivation, they will perform to higher standards in the classroom. That is a proven fact. Kids look to their parents to analyze success and why they must do to be successful. Ray Gilbert has been extremely negative and unsupportive and I am so thankful he is no longer making decisions for this county. Parents, please stop trying to point fingers at anyone who sees your child. The students are accountable for their own actions and parents need to make more of an effort to REALLY see what's going on in classes. I don't get paid enough to come to homes and make sure they are doing homework or tucked away in their beds at night.

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