I find it odd that a copy of the classroom guidelines for a class at the middle school requires my signature. I am not the one required to enter the room quietly, or sharpen my pencils and throw away my trash before the tardy bell. I will not be turning in papers to the appropriate area (or any area). I will probably never see the class activities posted on the front board.
Why does this list require the parent's signature? Will the teacher complain to me if my child doesn't go quietly and immediately to her appropriate seat or if she talks with people in other work groups? I would much rather the matter be discussed with my child, the student. Are there really parents out there who do not expect their children to be polite and co-operative members of society in general? Do they really have to have it spelled out for them how people are expected to act while in public?