Parental Involvement in Schools: Not for Me!

October 4th, 2011  |  by  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  2 Comments

Let’s for the moment drop all the pretense and admit that what we talk about when we talk about more parental involvement in our schools is not really more parental involvement in our schools but better schools with absolutely no more involvement than necessary—crazy stay-at-home parents excepted.

All of which is to say that if the volume of paperwork that I receive at home each day from JP’s kindergarten classes continues at this pace, I am going to take him out of school and send him to work on a farm in Alabama. I’m sure I can find one that will employ domestically born 5-year-olds.



  1. Tim says:

    October 4th, 2011at 4:30 pm(#)

    Every time people talk about “cutting unnecessary administrative positions”, please feel free to kick them in the knees for me also.
    My wife is a stay-at-home parent who happens to have other interests besides paperwork and she’s not amused either.

  2. dadwagon says:

    October 4th, 2011at 8:18 pm(#)

    Tim–no offense to your wife. That and “kick them in the knees” is very funny. What. the shin isn’t good enough? –theodore.

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