Today, I learned about a new of group of teachers called BAT (Badass Teacher Association). They are tired of being blamed for all the problems in public education. I understand their frustration. I believe there are three key groups who contribute to the success of schools and students.
Parents who are engaged in their children's lives.
Teachers who bring out the best in their students.
Communities that make sure the school is safe and provides services.
As parents, we far too much responsibility and blame on teachers, but the reality is it requires all three of these groups to have a successful child and school system.