Parent-teacher conferences are this week. I can hardly express the amount of dread that I'm feeling. My experiences with parents have been, for the most part, very good; however there have been a few bitchy apples that have ruined it for the bunch. I work at a charter school. These parents chose to enroll their kids here. They knew our program was rigorous and demanding. Why are they getting mad when their kids have homework or are failing when they don't do anything in class?