I knew eventually someone would write this. I’m just glad it was an Xer, a member of the “demographic that has been making teachers’ and school administrators’ jobs a pain in the butt for more than a decade.” Check out Susan Gregory Thomas’s current article, A Teacher’s Guide to Gen X Parents, in the February 2010 issue of Edutopia.
Man, we Xers can be a difficult lot. In the last post, more than 80 percent of us were planning on ditching our current employers, and in this post, we’re giving teachers a hard time. Let’s hope in the next post we all get together and beat up Pat Robertson.
Neil Howe has also written a major piece for the periodical School Administrator. Check out his feature, Meet Mr. and Mrs. Gen X: A New Parent Generation with the tagline, strategies for school leaders when dealing with customer-service expectations, self-interest, and stealth-fighter tactics.