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In Utah, education is a war. Teachers are underpaid, and cuts are continually made to their salary, simply because our legislature believes that they will continue to teach well with no resource or financial motivation. The parents are busy working, and often times detached by other things from the lives of their children. And the children simply don't see the value in "jumping through hoops" to obtain recognition from the world that they learned something they needn't ever remember, so that they can be accepted to a college, where they will jump through more hoops, memorizing more things that they needn't ever remember to prove their capability, and their capacity to learn things that they will not use. All in an attempt to find something that they both enjoy and will keep them and their families busy and fed. Rather dismal outlook. How can we change that?
PTA meetings are quite important to the educational process in itself. Unfortunately some teachers don't understand well how important it is. Some principals avoid having their teachers facing parents because they belive (wrongly I must say)they are the only ones responsable and that they should hold total control over the situation. Of course this fact doesn't contribute for a successful pedagogic political project of any school . The School is an important instituition that has, must, ought to be handled, planned by everybody in the society. We reach goals because someone helps us do it. Education is our tool to reach our professionals and social goals.