Observing only with a prior appointment is absurd. The child still belongs to the parent even when the child is at school. It is the parentís constitutional right and moral responsibility to know what is going on in his or her own childís life, especially in his or her education.
The parents are the customers who have hired the schools to educate their children. Not allowing the customer to see the product is unethical and irresponsible of the highest order. Baring the parents from the classroom at any time constitutes not allowing them to see the product they have hired them to provide (and it constitutes kidnapping).
If any teacher or administrator or other school employee bars any parent from a classroom at any time, then that parent has the right to require the district to pay the full cost for that parentís child to go to the school of her choosing.
Of course, since the District claims the classrooms are open for parents they could not possibly have any objection to this policy.
If enough parents donít choose certain teachers than of course those teachers will have to be taken off the payrolls. This takes away from the administration the job that they are so reluctant to do anyway: getting rid of poor teachers. That parents donít choose a particular teacher does not mean that s/he is a poor teacher, only that her/his style or approach is not in demand. The same thing applies to schools. When too few parents choose a school the principal must be taken off the pay roll.
As local control slowly eroded away and teacher training came under the control of an education establishment, schools became more of a secret society with parents having little knowledge of the true objectives of the education establishment. Little do parents realize that the primary goal of the education establishment is not education but social engineering.
The nature of large institutions must be recognized. They exist primarily to survive and to grow. They work primarily to further their own reach and power. Among all institutions the education establishment is in a unique position. Our founding fathers recognized the fearful power of governments and tried to design our government to limit its reach and power. Now, through public education, it controls the content, activity, and development of young minds more than ever thought possible. They are not failing to use the latest knowledge and research in behavior modification and social engineering to create the exact type of human product they are seeking. But it is not just the minds of the young they are seeking to mold to their own agenda. It is the nature of society itself.
In order for the education establishment to expand its power and reach it must constantly do battle with parents, with families. That is why its game plan calls for the elimination of families. It is working stealthily to be certain that the families of the future will be the schools. When the education establishment succeeds in expanding its role to include before and after school childcare and early childhood education it will have succeeded in completely replacing the family as the institution for the passing on of culture, of values, beliefs, world view, goals and character.