- ...not be as involved in the student's life.
- ...not be present everyday in the student's life.
- ...not have time because they are working.
- ...have better things to do (this relates to #1).
- ...be dead.
I suppose you've already figured out the problem: the students who have parents attending parent teacher conferences generally don't really need to come because their children are doing what they are supposed to be doing anyway. The question is, what can we do about the nearly 75% of parents that didn't show up? We were even offering free Italian food for God's sake! Ah, transfer schools...
On a completely unrelated, but positive note, I'm supremely excited to attend the Rally to Restore Sanity this weekend in Washington D.C. I think this event has the potential to be one of those super cool moments only our generation will get to speak about. "Yeah man, I was there."
And no, I am not dressing up as a slutty teacher for Halloween. Who goes dressed up as themselves anyway..?