- Mar 11, 2020
I just spoke with someone I work with and they shared with me that very few of the grades for the AP classes at Ankeny high school had been input prior to today so many "ap" level kids were showing failing grades. This topic lead to a conversation about this person's brother who teaches in the Omaha public schools. Me being me, I took the time to ask why this person felt Omaha, and likely Des Moines, were going to see a major exodus in teachers. The lady I was speaking to said there are many factors that she is aware of, for many its an aging population issue, foe many they are being asked to provide services far outside of teaching (planning, counseling ect) but then she said something that floored me. She said "some are leaving due to parental involvement". I asked her to.clarify and she stated that with covid parents have actually become MORE aware of what children are being taught and become.more and more vocal. This person is part of thr Maga crazy Ankeny school district, yes I know, but she was speaking on behalf of her brother also who is part of OPS. So I ask you teachers of HORT, are parents today MORE active in the learnings of their children than they were 3-4 years ago?