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Re: What did Covid teach us about band, in-school learning, and kids?
I am now teaching in a school with upper middle class to wealthy families. I previous taught in an extremely low income area. Band was very successful, parents were very supportive. Administration was very supportive, and that was the real key. I say that administrative support and not economic status makes the difference. If you have a bad, wimpy administration that caves to loud parents or wealthy parents, you don't have a prayer. Kids are kids. If the teacher is a good fit and is competent, it will work. If the teacher is a bad fit and/or incompetent, it won't work. I have 38 years of experience and have seen it.