A New Orleans Navigator asks what her own educational experience can teach her as she guides her daughter through hers.
Ideas Posts by Rameisha Johnson
The pity pathway starts when educators and parents aren't honest about how students are doing in school. It's easy for kids to get onto, and hard to get off.
The real problem is that there aren’t enough great school options for the children of New Orleans.
This legislative atrocity blindly makes huge assumptions about how schools work and how families live. It will hurt, not help.
The truth is, I don’t want to be a helicopter parent. I’d rather be more like a drone—quieter, smaller, and less intrusive. I still want to visit my child’s school regularly, but more by invitation, with specific times and reasons to visit. I want Ra’Son’s teachers and school staff to think of me as a useful partner, not a squeaky wheel.