Anyway, she called me today to discuss the money pinky took in for the class party. I told pinky to get a five out of my purse since the teacher asked for three and pinky all the cash that was in there. So Mrs Teacherlady called to ask if she was supposed to keep it all.
Anyway, while I had her on the phone, I asked about the 70% in science pinky brought home on her progress report.
"Yeah, I'm wondering about the 70% on pinky's progress report because that's uhm . . . weird."
"What's so weird about it?"
"Obviously, I don't want her to have a 70. Is there something she can do to bring that grade up, is there homework she's missing? Something I work with her on?"
"Well, you know how she is but no, there's nothing you can do about it at home. I wouldn't worry about it though. It's just a 70 and she has five weeks left in the semester."
I do not want to live in a world where a parent shouldn't worry about a 70.
Post by iammalcolmx on May 11, 2012 12:18:15 GMT -5
Does she teach on a curve where 70% is an A? That's how my Organic Chemistry class was in college. When I asked my professor why he said because he knew that class was hard. Tell me the teacher KNOWS this class is very difficult and 70% is an A?
I'd have to look at her other grades but I'm pretty sure her other semester grades in science are low to mid 90's so I guess it's okay. But still, five more weeks could mean five more weeks of fuckery on the part of my daughter. The idea of just being all, welp, it's just a 70 kind of makes my head explode.
"you know how she is" -- wth? I don't get why she wouldn't just say "oh, she messed up the vocabulary on the test" or "she hasn't been doing her homework." I will say, however, that she probably meant the "still 5 weeks left" part to be encouraging-- like, "don't panic-- there's still time to bring this up." But she sucks for not being specific on how. When I have these discussions with parents, I always give them an overview of about the next 2 weeks in class, the tutoring center available, and any MAJOR stuff left hanging out there even if it's more than 2 weeks out.