My kids prefer a kinder approach to teaching. If they feel screamed at or forced to learn in a difficult environment they shut down. But if teachers show little accountability they won't put in any effort...teaching is a fine line with class sizes being so large.
I have two student at Salk. One rarely get work sent home while my younger student has class work and homework sent on every night. I think something in the middle and more consistent would work better as a family in a whole.
My kids have been going to this school for the past 3 years. I have always been just "OK" with it. I prefer a charter school, however my kids have voiced that they would prefer to attend public school, so I gave it a try. This year has been by far the worst. The teacher my son had this year quit after a week so I assume she feels the same way!
I can go on a tangent about how they do not offer any after school or before school help for the kids....
But, I will leave it at this: I have e mailed and called the principle over a week ago concerning my son and his negative relationship with his new teacher. I have yet to hear from her!
We will be pulling my son out of this school asap!