I am currently a TA teaching 3 lab sections and my uni. A student in one of my lab sections is failing and now his mommy is trying to get me to raise his grades or else he will lose his scholarship.
I told her that I am not even legally allowed to talk to her about this subject and that I would talk to her son.
Well of course she shows up anyway and I say I have to speak to him alone. We talk and I explain to him that he signed they syllabus contract which clearly states that the course offers NO extracredit and that there was nothing I could do and no extra assignments or points I can give him
He said he understood and left then I got another angry phone call from his mother saying she has a meeting with the dean next week about how unprofessional I am and hopefully next year they will have a new TA because she wants me gone
It was very hard to not laugh at her as I know that the dean is going to think she is crazy