Topic: school

I’m Pretty Sure My Kid’s Teacher Hates Me

I'm Pretty Sure My Kid's Teacher Hates Me

I think one of my daughter’s teachers really, really doesn’t like me. I know! Shocking, right, that someone doesn’t like me? I’m at an age, I think, where I don’t care whether adults hate me. Except, when you have this gut feeling that a teacher hates you, then you do actually care, because what if said teacher takes it out on your daughter, instead of just hating on you? More »

School Stabbing Suspect Came From A ‘Good Family’ Which Doesn’t Explain Anything

School Stabbing Suspect Came From A 'Good Family' Which Doesn't Explain Anything

Reading the accounts from these kids who said they never expected anything like this to happen to someone they know is heartbreaking. I cannot imagine the sort of fear and confusion that went on in the halls at Franklin Regional Senior High School yesterday, and how these kids and adults will even begin to heal and find hope after an event as horrific as this one. What I also find amazingly difficult to fathom is how the parents of Alex Hribal feel, especially after reading the accounts from neighbors and the family attorney. More »

School Officials Concerned About Self-Mutilating ‘Eraser Challenge’ Have Clearly Never Met Idiot Kids Before

School Officials Concerned About Self-Mutilating 'Eraser Challenge' Have Clearly Never Met Idiot Kids Before

I get that parents need to be informed, but sometimes I am so eye-rolly about the supposed dangerous trends that kids are coming up with these days. NEWSFLASH, parents: Unless you have 100% blocked out your own childhood, we have all done these stupid things before. Kids been doing stupid things since the dawn of time, which is why this latest “eraser challenge” outbreak should come as no surprise. More »

Mom With Criminal Record Wants The Opportunity To Volunteer At Daughter’s School, But Too Bad

Mom With Criminal Record Wants The Opportunity To Volunteer At Daughter's School, But Too Bad

Theresa Siegler is a mom with a criminal record. Twelve years ago she was arrested and convicted of a felony drug charge – a conviction that stops her from volunteering at her child’s school. She thinks the policy needs to be reevaluated because she wants the opportunity to volunteer and be around her child. While I think people should be forgiven past transgressions, I understand why it’s just too complicated to approach each parent on a case-by-case basis. More »

Parents Opt Kids Out Of Common Core And Call School Districts’ Response ‘Child Abuse’

Parents Opt Kids Out Of Common Core And Call School Districts' Response 'Child Abuse'

The opt-out parent revolution is growing—enough to cause concern in state school districts that don’t know what to do with kids who aren’t required to take standardized tests. Since parents were involved in the opt-out process in the first place, they also want a say in their child’s activity while standardized tests are in progress. More »