Teaching a child everything they need to know is solely the responsibility of the parent. The parent may choose to enlist the help of others but they are still solely responsible for what their child learns. Too many parents blame others when their child doesn't know what he needs to know.My grand kids teachers hate to see me or my son come to ANY and all meetings. When they said my grandson should be held back in first grade because he couldn't tie his shoe,I said"Lady he has velcro as do most of the kids in here.But sat him down while she was talking to my daughter in law and taught him right then and there to tie his shoe.Then she said "well he can't read"....???? My question was....and what is YOUR job as a teacher?? Needless to say she was Pi$$ed off but he made it to the first grade.