Sometimes We’re Our Own Best Role Models
No running, no talking without being called on, following schedules, asking for permission for everything — school is where we learn most of our earliest life lessons. One thing you have to learn for yourself? How to break the rules.
Does this look like the face of a hero? Karen Routh is becoming the face of a parent-teacher standoff at the Skerne Park Academy in Darlington, England this week after a letter from the headteacher criticized parents for their wardrobe choices.
If you’re a parent, you know how delicate the teacher-student-parent balance can be, and how easy it is for a school to inadvertently anger families. In this case, it all started with a letter.
Did the headteacher have the right to send this note home?