By Anonymous - 12/03/2014 06:39 - United States - Ewa Beach
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A parent's children can do no wrong these days. You know that. Their bad grades are their teachers' fault, too.
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Actually bad teachers are responsible for 90% of the children that are getting bad grades. It has facts behind it. It ain't the kids' fault if the teacher can't teach. Like what's the logic behind a whole class failing? Do you really think the whole class of kids are idiots?
#68 : So you are saying that only 10% of failing students out there, are the kids who don't pay attention and slack off? I'm also sure that it is very uncommon for a whole class to fail. A teacher's reputation is usually built on their teaching methods and the success of his/her students.
I wouldn't say it's the fault of 'bad' teachers, just ones that aren't willing enough to compromise. I tutored all through high school, and the kids I helped were not stupid and they didn't slack off, their teacher's methods just didn't help them. Some people just don't respond to certain teaching methods, and unfortunately a lot of teachers are too arrogant to admit that they could be at fault in any way, so they just blame the student. I watched it happen non-stop for 4 years at 2 different high schools in completely different states, and so many times I had teachers warn me that a student was going to be a 'waste of my time' when in fact after a little bit of effort the exact opposite was true. I had one guy who was consistently failing 5 classes throughout freshman and sophomore years before the guidance councillor recommended tutoring, and when his grades started to improve drastically 3 different teachers accused him of cheating. He graduated with a 3.6 GPA. It tends to be veteran teachers that are the worst, because they often assume they know better than everyone, and refuse to acknowledge that even if the majority of students understand, there are still some that might not. It still drives me mad because so many kids will continue to 'slip through the cracks' because of pure egotism.
They didn't think Fairly Oddparents was true. The zombie hamster lives!
OP, a simple explanation if not done already will definitely solve the situation at hand. As for the kids, I doubt you'll see them bringing trouble your way any time soon.
If her kid was unsupervised long enough to get into the neighbors yard and dig up a dead animal, I'm betting it was at least 10 or 15 minutes and probably longer. I doubt that could be done in five minutes. For that amount of time, she didn't know where the kid was or what it was doing. The parent should count her blessings that her kid was only traumatized, not kidnapped.
#40, don't be ridiculous. Kids don't need constant, unwavering supervision if they're playing in their own backyard. We're probably talking about 5-9 year olds here, probably playing a "buried treasure" game, not infants who need constant attention. Their mother should have apologized for their trespassing, but otherwise she did nothing wrong by letting them have some free play time.
Maybe they were traumatised when they saw claw marks on the inside of the hamster's box and realised you had buried it alive. Or maybe they're just a bunch of uncivilised brats who need their asses beaten by actual parents who actually give a fuck when they misbehave. My bet is on the latter.