Monday, August 23, 2010

Colleges Create Activities To Dislodge "Helicopter/Velcro Parents"

   
Universities Develop Some Unique Methods As They Seek To Separate Teens From Parents Quickly

"It began on a recent evening, with speeches in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel. Then the incoming freshmen marched through the gates of the campus — which swung shut, literally leaving the parents outside." (Read more ... )

SCATS ~~ How odd that Greece Central claims parents are too uninvolved, but colleges see parents as over-involved ... maybe another sign of GCSD's dysfunction?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

The distinction is that at the pre-college level, many parent(s) are not involved in their child's education/lives. Most children that don't have the parent(s) involved will never get to college. Thus the parents that are shut out of college are the ones that have been involved in their child's lives. Greece is right about not having enough parent(s) involved in their child's education. The problem is that Greece Admin/BOE are too incompetent to come up with ways to get them involved. Nadonlinski, Hoeft, Pallas, Mitchell are the biggest opponents to having parents involved because they are tired of parents correcting their indescretions. :)

SCATS said...

To 4:25PM ~~ I believe Greece Admin. sends conflicting messages to parents about involvement. They've done so for years. The average teacher is a 20 something female who has no idea how to cope with a parent who has "concerns" about her own performance ... so it is better to keep parents away than to get them too close.

Anonymous said...

Scats...on one hand you are complaining on teachers salary but now you are stating that "average teacher is a 20 something female". It appears you are contradicting yourself on what the average teacher in Greece makes. You stated that they are "overpaid" but reality is that "newbies" are one of the least lowest paid teachers in the county!!

SCATS said...

To 6:27PM ~~ What I was thinking, but failed to state, was that "The average elementary schoolteacher is a 20 something female who has no idea how to cope with a parent who has "concerns" about her own performance ... so it is better to keep parents away than to get them too close.

I believe many of the MS & HS staff are more seasoned still.

Anonymous said...

Average length of service in Greece is only 5 years. You may be right on the 20 somethings - but then you may have to re-look at your salary concern.

SCATS said...

To 2:41AM ~~ Where can I verify that number? It sounds too low given the high salaries on the pages I see when leafing through salaries on the seethroughny site.

Anonymous said...

After having four kids in the elementary some still there, I disagree. Whenever I have had a concern, or question it has always been addressed, no matter the age. THere are also mentor teachers for the new staff so that they too have support.

If you are a pain in the ass parent then more power to the teacher to keep you away. I have seen it the one that want to control where Johnny sits, what grade he get, who his teacher is, he is never bad.....some times it is not bad to keep them a "safe distance"

SCATS said...

To 8:51AM ~~ Disagree with ... ?