Tamsin Constable

Schools take notice!

If you’ve ever struggled to understand your child’s report, you’re not alone. Here’s an entertaining article from a US parent pleading for school to write in common sense language. “By the time I read to the end of a sentence, I’ve forgotten what the beginning was about,” writes Catherine Porter.

“My daughter ‘is reminded to stay on task, particularly for literacy centres, so that other peers also benefit from this work time’,” she writes. “Does that mean she chats too much during reading time?”

“My son ‘has demonstrated having had some difficulty following a series of specific instructions or steps to establish priorities and manage time to achieve goals.’ I think that means he’s unfocused.”

If the teachers can’t write clearly, what hope is there for the children?


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