First off, don't go! I've learned a lot by reading this whole thread!
Secondly, what you describe is not the thoughts nor education I received in this country. While I completely agree with
|Also, if a child is not planning to go to university, then there is no need to get A+ in that class. A simple passing grade would be enough (in which case no tutor or help would be required).
that has never been the case IME. Parents can be the worst form of pressure when it comes to academics and grades. Just because it's not necessary doesn't mean that kids aren't pressured by parents to do more than they should.
|Also, school homework is strictly for students and schools do not expect parents to help out with same.
Again, where you are from is not what we experience here. Plenty of homework is given (more than I feel is necessary). Parents are expected (at least where I'm at) to continue the examples and lessons that teachers taught in the day. So, parents here are expected to help out, follow through with the teachers lessons. Unfortunately, there's no helping guide for parents to follow through -- just a plan worksheet that's been copied from some handbook and no explanation to parents as to what the students learned that day much less what they are covering during the month. How can a parent adequately help their child, as expected by the school, if that school doesn't help the parent with some preparation before assignments go out?
Personally, I'd rather be more of a leader in my children's lessons than follow someone else's examples.
Please don't go! None of the mamas here are hostile, they just want to enlighten you and inform you since you asked. Many are passionate, which is as it should be. But learn from this to become a better teacher and mother, don't shy away in defensiveness.