1. Act immediately
As soon as you detect a problem, act immediately. Don’t wait until midway way through the semester.
2. Put it in writing
First speak to you child’s teacher about your specific concerns. If you don’t see an immediate improvement, put your complaints and concerns in writing and go to the principal with examples of your child’s work that support your allegations.
3. Ask other parents to join you
There’s power in numbers. A principal can’t brush off a dozen parents as easily as one.
4. Be alert for retribution
Retribution is rare, but if it does happen, be sure to document it.
5. Insist on a transfer
If you don’t see an immediate improvement, insist on a transfer to another class. Your child needs a better teacher right away.
6. Go to the next level
If you can’t get satisfaction at the school level, send a packet of your documentation to the superintendent and to school board members.
“In short, be a screeching wheel. If you don’t advocate for your child, no one else will either.”