Renee Moore thinks recent murmerings from teachers about blaming parents or holding them more accountable for students academic performance are ill-advised:
For one, how exactly do we expect the government to "force" people to raise their kids the way middle-class schoolteachers would like? ... The children who come to us come from every imaginable (and unimaginable) situation. We have to meet them where they are and teach from there; not from some well-intentioned, but fantasized grade-level curriculum or readiness guide.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.