What Teachers Really Want to Tell Parents

Ron Clark
September 7, 2011

Today, new teachers remain in our profession an average of just 4.5 years, and many of them list "issues with parents" as one of their reasons for throwing in the towel. Word is spreading, and the more negativity teachers receive from parents, the harder it becomes to recruit the best and the brightest out of colleges.  So, what can be done to stem the tide? What do teachers really need parents to understand?

Ron Clark, author of "The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our Kids Unstuck -- 101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers," Disney's "Teacher of the Year" and Oprah Winfrey's pick as her "Phenomenal Man" offers some advice.



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