October 12, 2005

October 11th Edition of Trib

In the October 11th edition of the Tribune Review, I found an interesting opinion article about the parental help of homework in the schools. The article, written by Kellie B. Gormly, is more of an informative and persuasive effect to show parents to be involved, but not "wrapped up" in their education. The article still has quotes from Dr. Rob Rosen, who is a teacher of humanities at Mt. Lebanon high school. The article gives advice about parents being connected with the teachers, and the school work, but to let the students challenge themselves. Rosen said "The parent-child relationship really is enhanced when parents can positively affect their children's education along with the teacher, because it's a positive team." Whenever I become a parent, I can follow this, and be an active part of my child's education.

Now, about the message of the article. The idea that this is not a news story, but is still important and informative, really makes this paper worth being read. It is persuasive, and gives advice to how parenting and school work can co-exist. I think that even though there is not much entertainment value, the paper is still eye-catching because of the advice and information that it gives to the audience. I have a better grasp on what style I need to write about for my particular article, and I hope that my article will be as effective to my reader(s), as much as this article was to me.

If you feel the same, let me know.

Posted by The Gentle Giant at October 12, 2005 12:34 AM

Hey Jason, just wanted to let you know that I responded to your observations about this article in an entry on my blog.


Posted by: ChrisU at October 12, 2005 01:37 PM


The techniques are informative and persuasive, at once.

Check out my reading editorial.

Posted by: Katie Aikins at October 13, 2005 12:00 AM

I was really glad that you brought this article up during class. I had already been brainstorming points for my editorial and I was planning to do it on the idea that too much emphasis is put on grades and student's miss the real point of school: to learn. I hadn't noticed this article when I skimmed through the paper initially so thanks for mentioning it because I can use it to enhance my argument.

Posted by: Lorin Schumacher at October 13, 2005 12:46 PM

I think this article is really influential to future educators and future parents. We are not quite there, but it never really hurts to look into it. I talked to my parents about this, and they told me that they wanted to be involved with my work, but they didn't want to put too much pressure. I think they have done a wonderful job, and I hope to be just like them whenever I become a parent. Great convo everyone.

Posted by: Jason Pugh at October 14, 2005 01:08 AM
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