Originally Posted by SquishyKitty
I don't understand why everybody is up in arms over this. People are constantly talking about being a community, or wanting to be in a community. The teachers are doing this not in an attempt to snoop or find bad things, but to work with the parents and meet the kids before the first day. I'd imagine it helps for the kids who might be nervous as well. I haven't heard anybody have a bad experience over this. It's for the kids, not for anybody else.
I am not trying to get this thread locked, I just really think there is too much being read into this whole thing.
It's very difficult to be a "community" when someone ignores the rules of respect that need to exist between and among individuals within a community and assumes they have the right to dictate that they will visit you in your house when they want.
Sorry. Don't let the doorknob hit you too hard in the back.
I find it rude. I find it an invasion of privacy. I also find it potentially prejudicial. Here's what I mean: My DH and I both have excellent educations -- graduate degrees from a very selective private university.
Well, basically, that and five bucks will buy you coffee at Starbucks. Whoop-de-doo, in other words. Long story short, we live in a lower-class area of town, one not considered "nice." Our house, by the standards of the city we live in, is very small and modest. Our neighbors have untrimmed grass and the occasional car on the lawn.
We chose this house and chose to live modestly out of our own convictions of what was appropriate and affordable for us and I am not for one minute sorry that we're not living in a stucco McMansion. However, what would embarrass me would be the judgment of someone else and far more importantly, how that judgment would affect how she would treat my child
. I don't think I need to paint anyone a picture about how rich, middle, lower-middle, and poor people are treated differently in this society, do I?