depends on the age of the kid
Interesting responses! It is clear to me that no one responding has taught a day in a public school, let alone 10 years.
Failure results from several factors: poor attendance, unmedicated or undiagnosed ADD or ADHD, no preparation on the student's part, poor eating or nutritional habits, a noisy home life, zero home support.
It is never one easy answer.
Each situation is unique.
Sometimes a teacher sucks, sometimes they are great but can't connect with the child. Some kids are lazy and pompous. It doesn't matter how hard a teacher or parent tries, they don't try at all so the efforts make no difference. Some kids are gifted in some subjects but have a hard time learning a different one.
all of the above, can be the kid didnt want to do it or didnt understand it, Parent didnt know about it or doesnt know how and thinks teacher will help. Teachers think parents work with kids or dont care to help kids or are too busy too. Either way the school, the kid looses out. We are in a new world now adays and a new system needs done. With computers, and things ALOT more needs done then carrying 7 huge books around and tons of papers. Kids need help form people who know things that parents didnt learn in school (im speaking from that experience).
It depends....... is the kids turning in his school work, does he have a learning disability, are the parents helping the child at home, does the teacher take time at school to explain the work to the student...... we need all the details to make the right call.
it's Kanye West's fault !!!
all 3 plus the childs peers
the school boards fault for not finding a better way to educate or measure ones academic achievement