What are your thoughts on paying full school fees for your children and then being shamed into taking time off work to help out with normal school activities (reading, maths, etc)?
Both my wife and I work full time to the point where both our children are in before and after school care (7.45am to 5.45pm). For this and the school fees we pay quite a lot.
We have been asked now to take time off work to go to the school to help out with daily activities. This should be for at least once per week around 1 hour at a time (I get paid hourly). As we are almost at the ranges of time for before and after school care we can’t work extra to make up for the time. Not to mention it makes a long day for our kids.
As a newish parent to schooling I wasn’t expecting this request. We help out on the weekends when possible. So is it normal for these requests?