Class Struggle: Ben Jimenez

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 02/24/2010

Let me pick my kid's teacher

Would it be so bad if parents had a chance to tell the principal, without fear of being shunned as pushy jerks, that their child might react better to one brand of teaching than another? Many parents do this anyway, quietly. I don't see the harm in a note on the school Web site, or in the parent bulletin, telling parents the principal would be happy to hear their teacher preferences, although would of course can make no promises.

By Jay Mathews  |  05:30 AM ET, 02/24/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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