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    Parental Roles, Assumptions, and Education

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    Think of assumptions we make about students and the role their parents play in the educational enterprise. What are some of these assumptions? What assumptions do you have about students in a school you work at or a K-12 school you have attended?

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    I think there are many assumptions we make as educators, and unfortunately we are not always correct. When I began teaching middle school students, I had rose-colored glasses, thinking that all of the students had parents who were eager to help them with their education, wanted them to study and do well, and wanted their students to go on to college in the future. This was true for many, but several did not have this type of support at home. Some of my students came from farming families, and ...

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    This solution outlines some of the assumptions that teachers have about students based on their parents and highlights how these assumptions are often wrong.