September 10, 2015
I am a parent at Northwest Lutheran School, my daughter has been there since first grade. The curriculum is amazing, but I have a few concerns:
Why are there no black teachers present in a predominantly black student populated school?
I believe this is a problem, this a problem that prevails amongst many of our African American students in the State of Wisconsin. I feel that there should be a balance in the staff, a melting pot. It is discouraging in a sense to see that our students have no one to relate to from that stance and that is very important. There needs to be some African American presence in the school other than the lady who deals with lunch accounts.
Students can not talk in lunch. This is also an issue while recess is a time for children to unwind I can't help but feel a bit disturbed that all lunches are quiet lunches, while I am for discipline and order, I feel that it can be an issue for students. They can't talk anywhere else but outside, I feel the children are only expected to breathe, no more no less. I feel that children still need to be allowed to be children, there needs to be some type of balance.
I sometimes feel like the best interest is not always in the child.
Teachers need to understand that your job or career needs to be your passion. There are many children who come to school and quite possibly the only love they may receive is from the teacher. I don't feel this is displayed, teachers are very quick to call parents. I recommend teachers love on these children, I know it is easier said than done but if your mission statement is "Our mission is nurturing and equipping all children in a strong Christian and academic environment to become life long learners, growing in faith, capable of making responsible decisions, and servicing God and the community," then grace needs to be shown, mercy needs to be shown. Those are the characteristics of the God that we serve He's forgiving, He's merciful and graceful. I think the principles of that love, grace and mercy Jesus has shown to individuals who may not always deserve it, need to be practiced in the school because it lacks heavily.
- submitted by a parent