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Assisting in the education crisis

Brandy Becerra January 26th, 2011

Regarding Clifton Adcock’s story “Radical retooling” (News, Jan. 19, Oklahoma Gazette): As a parent, I sat back frustrated from the sidelines.

As a Parent-Teacher Association mom, I watched for too many years as several of my daughters’ teachers struggled with unruly children in the classroom. This was astonishing that almost half of their teaching time was spent disciplining. My daughters’ education should not have to suffer due to the lack of other parents’ failure at home.

I strongly agree that we should impose seat-belt laws. My daughters deserve a better education and because your child cannot behave in the classroom, some of our teachers are spending half of their time parenting instead of teaching.

I want more for my children than a second-rate education and know that there are some teachers who want to teach but cannot due to this crippling blockade. It’s time for parents to step up to the plate.

—Brandy Becerra

Becerra’s oldest daughter now attends Classen School of Advanced Studies.

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01.26.2011 at 03:02 Reply

I have the utmost respect for any educator that can avoid lowering themselves to the intellectual level of their students in a failing attempt to maintain a sane teaching environment.  These days' that's getting harder and harder to do with children twittering, and facebooking in class.  All schools should mandate that electronic devices (except maybe e-books) remain in the students locker during the day.  How else will they ever learn?


But who am I kidding.  They've got it all figured out.