We were doing a class project for Black History. I gave the kids the assignment; all they had to do at home was take some pictures with a disposable camera. The rest of the project we were doing in class. I held a meeting with my parents, sent home an explanation of the project emphasizing that I really wanted to see what the kids could come up with creatively on their own. I wanted it to be their "vision". Well, we get the pics developed and sit down to work on them today. At least 5 of them didn't even know which pictures were theirs. One said-"oh, I wasn't even there when they took that". Who's they? "Oh, I mean me". So you weren't there when you took it? When I asked another why they chose what they chose-"that's what my dad told me to take a picture of". They left my classroom beforehand with solid ideas of what to do-but I guess the parents just hijacked those thoughts because the kids certainly couldn't explain their choices. Maybe I'm just from another era. My mother would never have done a project for me. I just can't believe they think it's actually helping the children.