It is time for change within our nation's public school system. Many students in the United States are finding themselves far behind their counterparts in other places around the world due to their low reading and math skills. In Memo from: The Teacher, a retired public school educator shares her answers as to who is to blame for this pandemic and the ways that parents can become their children's first advocates and teachers.
Theresa Worthy taught at the middle and high school level and couples her personal experiences in the classroom with an in-depth exploration of the difficulties related to educating children and classroom discipline. Worthy emphasizes that the active participation of parents in the education of their children is vital and uses a letter or memo format to speak directly to parents. Also included are fictionalized letters from students to illustrate the level of awareness students bring to the classroom. Parents will learn the ins and outs of the "No Child Left Behind Act" and the reasons why children approach learning with different behaviors.
For those parents who are passionate about the education of their children, Memo from: The Teacher provides an honest and informative perspective from inside the classroom.