North Caroline; Father; Middle School; Corey Johnson;
A father is taking matters into his own hands to improve his child’s behavior in school.
He’s asking other parents with kids in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools system to do the same. This week, the father spent multiple days in class with his son to make sure he was treating teachers with respect.
He made a post on Facebook about the experience that got more than 4,000 shares.
Corey Johnson got his son’s report card, which showed mostly Fs and teacher comments that said the bad grades are a reflection of his effort and behavior. For the past three days, Johnson has walked his son, who is an eighth grader, to classes and sat in with him to monitor his actions. What the dad saw surprised him, and he wants to bring awareness to what teachers are dealing with.
“Parents, we’ve got to push them,” Johnson said. “We’ve got to get involved. It’s not up to these administrators to make our kids come to school and show respect. It’s not up to these teachers. It’s up to us.”
Johnson’s post on Facebook describes his time sitting in an eighth-grade classroom at Northwest Middle School in Winston-Salem. The post reads in part: “the blatant disrespect our kids are showing the teachers is ridiculous.”
by: Caroline Bowyer