As I was looking for something to talk about during the first hour of my morning radio show, I had a person call in who identified themselves as an IPS school teacher. He told me that during their first general meeting of the semester, Dr. Eugene White berated the teachers and told them the reason students got poor test scores was because of their inability to teach.
Now I don’t know if that’s exactly what went down, but it does bring up an interesting question. When schools fail, whose fault is it?
Is it teachers who can’t teach?
Is it administrators whose policies aren’t based in reality?
Is it parents who are uneducated themselves and could care less?
Or are some students just incapable of learning, regardless of the teaching style you use?
I personally put the blame more so on the shoulders on parents. And if a student has parents, or in most cases a parent, who is uneducated and has no appreciation for education, that attitude is going to transferred down to the kid.
I’ll be interested in your thoughts.