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100 years ago: Parents expecting too much from schools, speaker says

March 17, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for March 17, 1913:

"'The home is shifting its burdens upon the public school.' This was the charge preferred against parents yesterday afternoon by Prof. W. S. Huesner, who was speaking before the meeting of the Federation of Women's Clubs. Prof. Huesner argued that the parents were expecting too much from the teachers in the schools, that they are neglecting the children in the home and are depending upon the teacher to care for them. He urged a closer cooperation between the parents and the teachers and urged the parents to visit the schools, acquaint themselves with the teachers and with the conditions of the school."

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Ginny Hedges 1 year, 9 months ago

"Prof. Huesner argued that the parents were expecting too much from the teachers in the schools, that they are neglecting the children in the home and are depending upon the teacher to care for them. He urged a closer cooperation between the parents and the teachers and urged the parents to visit the schools, acquaint themselves with the teachers and with the conditions of the school."

Some things never change...

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