DMD sent me this article and I had to shout, "Amen!" Yes, there are terrible, lazy teachers, but there seem to be more and more lazy, entitled students. I wonder what the dynamic would be like in a higher-SES school. I remember my friend PJ telling me about teaching in private school and some parents basically telling her that they'd paid for good grades for their kids. Whatever. I know I'm not a parent, but it seems to me that expecting your kids to struggle and work hard will only prepare them for life. Sure, you want good things for them, but they also need to be prepared for the days when everything doesn't go their way.
Stepping down off soapbox.