I fault both the parent/s and teachers. I have seen lately that if the teacher change the way she teaches in order to get the students attention. then the parents come unglued and rally against that teacher. But then you have parents that will fight a teacher tooth and nail if the teacher tried to reach out to the parent/s to offer help and some insight on getting the child help. I'm a parent of a school age child and i have friends and family that are teachers. And I have heard them say if I had more parents like you that inquire about their child's education. The kids will improve and do better. If the parent can't come to meetings due to work just Email and ask questions ask for a copy of the child's report be emailed instead of sent by the child or mail. If the teacher sees that the child has a parent/s that really care they really help that child. But you can't help a child if the parent/s are resisting you.