School system did not provide a foreign language teacher who was capable of teaching the subject. We worked on "Rosetta Stone" all semester which is not a full Spanish teaching program. This caused a failing grade on the SLO test resulting in a low average of the class
So long as a teacher meets school and state guidelines, the school has the right to assign whomever they choose to a class. This is controlled by many things, including contracts and unions, that parents are not and cannot be involved in. If you don't like the teacher and there is no other class that fits the schedule and needs, there is little generally that you can do. The program content (curriculum) is normally directed from a higher level than the teacher (Rosetta Stone is an expensive program, the district itself would have had to approve the payment for it, and it would have had to be approved higher up). If you have questions about this, talk to the teacher, and if you don't like the answers speak to the foreign language supervisor for the district or the principal.
Many school districts (including one I worked at for many years) have used Rosetta Stone in their classes. It is by no means abnormal. What grade is your child in?
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You can complain to the school district/school board about the inadequacies of the teacher or the program the school used. They may take into consideration your feedback about why the program did not provide a supportive foreign language education...but they also may not. There is not much you can do when it is all within the school district's governing powers and discretion regarding an education program.
The only 'requirements' are the applicable federal and state educator licensure requirements that the teacher must possess in order to teach the foreign language class. Beyond that, the program can be catered as the school deems it appropriate.
There would not be any valid private lawsuit available to you to effect change or sue for any individual student's poor grade performance unless it is based on the school's failure to comply with the applicable licensure or program requirements. To assess whether the school complied with those requirements, you would need to obtain information from the school district about the teacher's licensure status as well as know the federal and state laws.
If the issue is that important to you, you may want to contact a local education attorney to discuss the matter with.
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