In 1988 DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince (Will Smith) released a song entitled: “Parents Just Don’t Understand”. This song was very popular with teens from a variety of backgrounds for many reasons. The most popular was that many teens agreed that their parents did not understand what they were going though as teens. In addition, the song was a light humorous version of hip hop.
Today, we are facing a crisis in education. Many changes have occurred and while teachers and students are being updated, parents are being left out of the loop. Helping your child matriculate from 1st grade to 12th grade successfully used to be an easy task. But now because of technology, testing, new curriculum changes, new data on teaching and learning and various other additives, parents just don’t understand.
In the next few weeks, the articles I post will be for you, parents. Of course, teachers, administrators and others can read these articles and respond, but parents are my main concern this time around. So please check the site often and feel free to reply. I am excited to share some information with you and I can’t wait to hear what you have to say. Articles will be posted every Sunday.
See you soon,
Brian J. T. Watts, Ed.S