20 Nov '14

News Pushy parents in private schools: public enemy number one for teachers?

The demanding, overzealous public school parent is a classic education stereotype. Journalist Lucy Ward examines whether there is any truth to the clicheIn the pantheon of education stereotypes, the pushy private school parent is up there with the unwashed physics teacher and smokers behind the bike shed. At the drop of an A*, mummy or daddy are in the Range Rover and off to school to demand a better hockey team spot for Constanza or a higher maths set for Milo.But are the cliches true? Should teachers in the independent sector really brace themselves for an onslaught of unreasonable demands from overzealous parents, or is there a more positive side to the relationship? Continue reading...

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