"What teachers really want to tell parents" by Ron Clark, is a great eye opener for what actually goes on between parents and the teacher. The big idea that Clark is trying to across is that teachers are having a hard time being honest with the parents because they are scared on how they will respond. Teachers also want to be honest with the parents to let them know what is actually going on in class with the student. The teachers say that the parents need to let there kids take on the consequences the student deserves. Teachers said that parents need to trust them, in what they do and teach with the kids.
"What teachers really want to tell parents" by Ron Clark is correctly proving that teachers really need to be honest with parents and be open to what actually goes on in the class room. When Clark is explaining how the teachers feel, he puts in that the teachers feel scared in a way. As is the teachers are afraid of the response they are going to get from the students parents if the teachers tells them what is actually going on in class. Clark then goes on to explain that is a teacher needs to tell a parents what there child did today in class good/bad the teacher is afraid the response. Now Clark makes a quote that says "Trust us. At times when I tell parents that their child has been a behavior problem, I can almost see the hairs rise on their backs. They are ready to fight and defend their child, and it is exhausting" (Clark 1). Clark is showing that parents cant always be there for there kid, they need to take there own punishment for what they deserve. "we are vexed by those parents who stand in the way of those lessons"(Clark 1). Teachers need there space to teach and give the students life lessons. In first quote it says "trust us", the parents need to trust what the teacher is doing in class to help and gave a education to there kids. After all, that is their profession, to teach. Clark is trying get across to the reader that teachers want to be Honest but they really don't to deal with those kind of parents.