Should Teachers Grade Parents?

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As a parent, what kind of grade would you earn? Credit: Corbis

Everyone thinks that parents should be involved in their child's education. But should teachers give parents grades?

This story isn't as wacky as Texas cops giving tickets to 6-year-olds. But still. Teachers grading parents? That's what one Florida lawmaker is proposing.

According to published reports, Rep. Kelli Stargel (R-Lakeland) "is sponsoring a bill that would require teachers to give parents in Florida a grade for how involved they are with their child's education."

Parents would receive a rating of "satisfactory, unsatisfactory or needs improvement" rather than the traditional letter grade.

It's not hard to imagine that many molders of little minds would love the idea of grading parents. And I bet there are some parents who wouldn't mind filling out a report card for their child's teacher.

What do you think? Is the idea of teachers grading parents a good one? Or would it just create more tension in the parent teacher relationship?

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.