November 12, 2015
My daughter is a 6th Grade AAP student, and has been attending McNair for the last 4 years. We were new in the country and everyone of the teachers has been super cooperative.
School is essential and the schools are doing their best to enhance the children with a level of education to compete with the world they are facing and will face in a few years.
We the parents left school years ago, and are not familiar with some of the teaching techniques, it is our duty to learn, school is for the kids, they are being taught, they have to learn and understanding what they have to do, homework is not for parents to do. Instead of complaining, encourage your child to be independent and not be lackadaisical in thinking that mom or dad is going to do it.As working parents we do not always have the time to oversee the kids. Teach them responsibilities instead of moaning about how bad the school system is. Teachers are being paid minimal for the level of education required to become a teacher and what they earn for their time, patience and hard work. It is our duty as parents to support them for we sure cannot do a better job, even if some of you can, you do not have the time. Be grateful that teachers love their job and even with cut budgets still try to do an exemplary job on our kids, many who are wayward spoiled and rude, wanting to behave just as they do at home and do not like to be disciplined.
Get a grip parents don't blame the FCPS, tell your kids to spend less time doing frivolous things with their electronic gadgets and focus on their school work and all the helpful sites out their to assist them when they don't understand, that includes you the parents also.
Parents, let your kids walk to school, if it's 5-10 mins. away and weather permits, why do you want to contribute to the circus?
Only buts, one: the cafeteria food needs an upgrade. Two, the crossings on Frying Pan Road needs flashing lights, because drivers are like road hogs, they do not stop or slow down even if kids and parents are almost at the middle of the road waiting to cross.
Kudos to Mr Kelly, Mr White, Ms Stoermann, and all the other special teachers who try to make our children the best they can be as youths and into growing adults. Good Job and thank you.
- submitted by a parent