College students

Can you change a class for your kid if it's too hard?

March 15, 2019 - 3:30 am

By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — You think your parents embarrassed you in high school? 

The parents of a ninth-grader in Florida complained when their son's math class was too hard, and the school agreed to change his class. 

But when the new class proved not challenging enough for their "mathlete," the parents — who you will not be surprised to learn are both lawyers — again complained to have his class changed back. 

When the school refused, they sued. 

What rights do helicopter parents have to choose classes in their kid's best interest? Not as much as they'd like. 

The judge ruled that ultimately, the principal has the right to determine class assignments — which doesn't mean that you shouldn't talk to the administrators, however, if your kid has a problem with a teacher or a class.

Just be careful what you wish for, or your precious mathlete may get exactly what you asked for.