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fight or flight – parents & education

February 22, 2014 by Tunya

Monty Roberts, horse whisperer, in his book says living beings have two responses to a challenge — fight or flight.

Parents, on the whole, I find would rather flee than be involved in confrontation.  Sure, they want to advocate for their child, but if they have a choice, they will leave.

Far too often advocating or just asking simple questions the parents is made to feel inadequate or simple-minded.

On the other hand, I think teachers and the bureaucracy are "fight" minded.  They defen or rather seem "defensive"/

Public education is really a scarce resource, and any extra but needed services are rationed out.  They usually go to the insiders first.  

These are some of the reasons we need a lot more choices in public education.







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