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Another reason is that school authorities fear that parents will complain about certain classes and curriculum subjects. For instance, many public schools have introduced classes and books about homosexuality into elementary and high-school sex-education classes. When parents find out about these classes, they frequently complain to school principal and local politicians. To avoid these complaints, public schools often try to keep secret from parents what they teach in these sex-ed classes.
Moreover, teachers, principals, and school authorities don't have to listen to those amateur, irritating parents who complain that their kids can't read. Public-school employees get tenure after a few years. That means, in effect, that it's almost impossible to fire them, no matter how bad or even mediocre they are. If you couldn't be fired, would you care about parent's complaints? That's why they don't, and that's why public-school teachers or principals can be arrogant or indifferent to parent's legitimate complaints.
Parents, solution is to stop hitting your head against brick wall of arrogant public-school employees. Just walk around wall and don't look back. That is, consider taking your children out of public school and find real education choice and control in education free-market. Consider homeschooling or some of many quality, low-cost, K-12 Internet private schools listed in Resource section of "Public Schools, Public Menace."
Article Copyrighted © 2005 by Joel Turtel.
Joel Turtel is the author of “Public Schools, Public Menace: How Public Schools Lie To Parents and Betray Our Children." Website: http://www.mykidsdeservebetter.com, Email: email@example.com, Phone: 718-447-7348. http://www.mykidsdeservebetter.com