It's a pretty good response, though

By angrymom - 04/06/2021 01:59

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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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.

If my kid said that, I would laugh and give him props, then tell him to answer seriously as well

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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.

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

I have to agree to disagree with you on this one.

his answer wasn't "rude", it was honest. no one can predict what a government will look like in a years time, let alone 10 years down the road.

If my kid said that, I would laugh and give him props, then tell him to answer seriously as well

so what? kids try to be funny, it's just how it is.. adults try as well.

That kids going places, not college but Places.

I'd like to shake your son's hand

That seriously made me laugh out loud 🤣🤣

He has a point. It's a tricky question.