Tarreymere Posted January 5, 2012 Share Posted January 5, 2012 There is a co-op near my area that is soliciting for more participants. They listed this requirement: "Parents whose oldest participating child is not yet 8 are required to teach a class. If your oldest participating child is 8 or older, you are not required to teach a class. " I have kids older than eight but they are not interested. I read this as either an attempt to coerce parents into enrolling the older siblings of kids who are interested in a class or more likely as a not-very-subtle attempt to discourage parents whose oldest child is not yet eight (meaning that this is likely their first encounter with a co-op and that the thought of being required to teach a class would therefore be rather intimidating) from attempting to participate in this co-op. Clearly if it is their co-op they can require whatever they like, but the only rationales they have offered for this requirement is "We don't want a co-op where parents drop their kids at the door and leave" and that age eight is the 'preferred' age. They do offer classes for three and four year olds, presumably the younger siblings of the 'preferred' age kids. I am getting a bad vibe here. We will not be participating in this group now or in the future. What do you think? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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