Child’s failure to perform is a failure of the parent
My two cents on the Sept. 2 letter to the editor titled “Outraged about school district’s failure to perform:”
The failure to perform is generally directly attributed to the failure to parent. Teachers have your student in their classroom for a short nine months. Parents have them for 18 years.
Are you doing your part? Do you send them to kindergarten already knowing their colors, letters, how to write their name? Do you read with them, check their homework, ask them their spelling words? Do you discuss real-life math problems and science at dinner time, during car rides, or while taking a walk? Does homework get done before television, video games, and cell phones when they get home from school? Do you feel any sort of responsibility of being your child’s first teacher?
The Washougal School District has Family Access, where you can view their grades and missing assignments at any time. Are you using it?
All five of my children have been through the Washougal School District, and I am extremely pleased with the education they received. One was valedictorian of her class, two were salutatorians, and the other two were both in the top 10 percent of their class. To date, they also boast three Bachelor’s Degrees and two Master’s Degrees. They were well-prepared for higher education, and on more than one instance their college professors specifically praised the job their high school teachers had done.