As a teacher, would you prefer hearing from Parent A or Parent B?
Parent A: “My ten-year-old finished her calculus course: here is her picture to post on your blog.”
Parent B: “My daughter can’t do math, but I told her that’s okay since I could never do math either.”
The Parent A quote is taken directly from Tanya Khovanova’s Math Blog. The Parent B quote comes from my own experience teaching in Weston—though the Parent A quote was also probably from Weston (or a similar community).
Both of these parents are problematic, though in very different ways. Read Khovanova’s entire post; it’s short, so it won’t take you very long. Then think about it, especially if you are a parent or have had parents. Wise words, IMHO, wise words.