On the first parent night of the year, parents get to listen to each of their child's teachers for ten minutes. I used my time to explain my philosophy of teaching, how I would intentionally leave their child without an answer, how a lot of the work they do in my class is active work and figuring stuff out for themselves. I explained how the I was working to reduce paper in the classroom and how their children needed to have internet access to submit work electronically. The parents wanted a handout of my course syllabus and expectations, yet they had signed a sheet of paper the first day of school saying they had read them and agreed to them. Hmmm.