By angrymom - 4/6/2021 01:59

It's a pretty good response, though

Today, I got a call from my son’s teacher. Apparently, while doing a test, he responded to the question, "Predict how the government will change in the next ten years" with, "I’m not psychic." FML
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By  Chazzster  |  21

In a way, I agree with your son on that one. If it was a class discussion, I think that admitting you don’t know is better than bullshitting. But on a test it was some kind of discussion question designed to either test the student’s thinking abilities or their ability to parrot back the answer the teacher or the book said. In this case, it was a “failure to communicate” moment (movie “Cool Hand Luke”).

Frankly I think the teacher failed this one.

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By  Chazzster  |  21

In a way, I agree with your son on that one. If it was a class discussion, I think that admitting you don’t know is better than bullshitting. But on a test it was some kind of discussion question designed to either test the student’s thinking abilities or their ability to parrot back the answer the teacher or the book said. In this case, it was a “failure to communicate” moment (movie “Cool Hand Luke”).

Frankly I think the teacher failed this one.

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  kfchicken  |  31

no the issue is how he answered it. sure you don't know what they'd do, but what's your best educated guess? why don't you think you can predict what will happen? what factors make it hard to predict? his answer was rude and deserves an F

By  Pheeeeep  |  10

A fair response, though... I mean, who would have predicted in 2010 that Donald Trump would become president? xD

edit: I'd like to iterate that in a school setting he maybe should have gone on to explain his answer a little more