In Tennessee students are doing classes on-line (virtual learning) because of the COVID-19 quarantine and social isolation mandates. Teachers there have started forcing parents NOT to monitor their kids’ classes because the parents will learn “confidential information” they don’t want parents to be aware of (see Rutherford County Schools Tell Parents Not to Monitor Their Child’s Virtual Classrooms (tennesseestar.com))!
What, pray tell, could be so ‘secret’ that parents should not know it? What are teachers telling students that parents would object to if they knew?
Parents, when your children or grandchildren are on-line in classes, do pay attention to what they’re being taught. Know what they’re learning.
It’s important that you know the class content so you can help your kids do the homework that’s a part of each class. Perhaps COVID is providing an unexpected opportunity for parents to understand exactly what goes on in the classroom if and when their kids are at school.
Parents, you are in control as long as you know what’s being told to your children. If and when you hear material or information that is incorrect or just plain wrong, let your voice be heard! Let your school board representative know you challenge the curriculum, and that you won’t tolerate such misrepresentation of truth.
Attend school board meetings in person or virtually on TV. Let your voice be heard. If you don’t stand up for your children, who will?
Stand against untruths. Stand for Truth and Right!
— Posted by Tom Salmon for Doris, a fellow member of the Prince William and Manassas Family Alliance