Already, not even six weeks into school teacher sent home a note saying my son needed after school detention for missing work. My son showed me in his notebook the graded paper.
So ya a 80 vs a 0 makes a difference in his overall average.
To me teachers schould be one of the most organized professions - they should be organized.
Loosing papers and grades is so frustrating to us parents.
I feel, I'm not in a position to take sides, I don't know who screwed up. Did my kid forget to turn it in or did the teacher loose it?
Last year, i had a teacher get up and walk out of a meeting because i would not lay all the blaim on my daughter for a missing paper. My daughter showed me the rough drafts, ect. And yes, maybe she never did the finnal copy OR maybe the teacher did misplace it. I don't know, I wasn't there to see her turn it in or not turn it in.
So as a parent how do you handle this?
Again, already this year it's happening. Already frustrated with the school and teachers.
And on a lesser note: teachers that take forever to grade papers.
I know, its a lot and they do a lot at home - but they knew these things when they became teachers. The computer grading systems show outstanding grades, i question my kids, did you do this page, there is no grade - it leaves a question of how your child is doing in that class - there are no grades, so how do you know.
Is it also customanry for kids to never bring anything home?
They say the teacher won't let them bring their folders home, everything stays in the classroom - well, i'd like to see the work their doing.
Answer by uwmilf at 1:35 AM on Sep. 21, 2012Credits: 3220 Level 16
I used to love teaching, then I had to deal with parents who believe their children over me. I work hard, I do what I am supposed to do, yet for some reason I am always the disorganized liar over a student.
98% of the time when I am confronted by a parent, I am NOT the one lying, nor was it I who made the mistake. Do make mistakes? Yes, I do. But most of the it is the child that is lying or just trying to cover for their errors.
In addition, I encourage my students to take papers home. Do you want to know where they end up? Either in their lockers, or the trash can.
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