My lack of excitement may also stem from the fact these events have just mushroomed. Elizabeth Simon of Fairfax suggests this as well in her letter to the editor in this morning’s Washington Post.
… we take everything to the extreme, that parental involvement in our schools has become an extreme sport. I fail to see how the constant frenzy of activity benefits our children. Let's pay our teachers a decent wage to educate our kids and dial down the expectation that school needs to be a year-long carnival.
Amen, Elizabeth! I can’t stand the video arcade atmosphere of some classrooms. The kids are already involved in sports, church activities, scouts, music lessons, etc. Let’s let them chill a little bit and just learn.