In the business world no one would limit the time to meet with customers to just 32 ten-minute time slots over two afternoons
One of Newton South’s student papers Deneobla explores the world of parent teacher conferences, which apparently falls into the category of something no one is satisfied with but is unlikely to change.
Here’s one customer’s perspective…
“I never have felt that these parent/teacher conferences were very fair for parents like myself who work…We all have to take time off…there’s no early morning…and they favor stay at home parents.”
And an employee’s view….
“It’s very stressful to have 18 sets of parents in a three-hour time period because it’s sort of like speed dating parents.”
And the reality….
Some people hope there may be more time slots in the future so that they have a better chance of scheduling all the conferences they want. Any changes to scheduling, however, would have to be approved by the school committee and the Newton Teachers’ Association.