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2012-07-25 09:57:27 AM
6 votes:
j.wigflip.com
2012-07-25 01:03:13 AM
5 votes:
I know a lawyer who knows a guy who knows a thing or two about chemistry...

encrypted-tbn2.google.com
2012-07-25 10:15:57 AM
4 votes:
I teach AP Calculus for juniors and seniors. Every year there are a few of those kids who've never gotten anything less than an A. They study their asses off for my class because AP Calc is a nice perquisite to get out of the way before starting the real math classes at university. I love the looks on their faces at the end of the year when I hand out their grades and the highest is a B+. Then I explain that I grade on a curve, moving all the grades down so that C is the middle point. I've had students cry hysterically which really warms my heart. I console them by explaining that sometimes in life, no matter how hard you try, you aren't going to succeed. Get used to it.
2012-07-25 10:13:58 AM
3 votes:
t.qkme.me
2012-07-25 10:07:01 AM
3 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-07-25 10:02:41 AM
3 votes:
I made a C in high school chemistry and I went to Florida State.

So what I'm saying is, yeah this kid's life is pretty much ruined.
2012-07-25 10:01:35 AM
3 votes:

cman: unlikely: AbbeySomeone: On the upside, when those prestigious schools that junior is dying to get into google him and his Mommy - LOL- He's SOL.

puffy999: This lawsuit will hurt him MUCH more than a C+ in his sophomore year.

Pretty much.

[csb]
I was teaching Latin at a local high school in 1999. One of my students sat in the back and listened to his discman during class, didn't participate. We were only allowed to refer a student to the office twice in a week and we weren't allowed to do anything like just take the discman, so for most class days, there he was, sitting in back quietly singing along. After week 2 when he didn't turn in any homework I started trying to call his parents. Two messages a week. Logged them all up until they didn't show up for conference day, and after that I started keeping audio recordings. 31 calls throughout the semester. The were just not interested in talking to me.

End of the semester his homework average was zero. His test average was 62. His in-class participation was zero. He didn't even use his IDEHAC (I Don't Even Have A Clue - I gave them 10 points every time they used it to say "we're off the rails I'm lost" because if one was lost, others were too). End total 672 out of 2000 possible points. The grade is fairly obvious.

His parents wanted to talk THEN. Oh yes. I was going to keep him out of Harvard Law. They threatened to sue.
[/csb]

I don't know what the situation is with this kid, but I do know that most teachers I know wouldn't torpedo a student on purpose. Maybe when asking for the make up lab or when showing up for class or whatever, he threw some kind of entitled attitude. I'm going to assume that if is mom was showing up and getting so rant-y that the asst principal threatened to call the cops, that maybe the demands to fix the kid's grade were not quite polite.

We will never hear the school's side of the story because most schools have really strict "don't discuss crap like this with anyone outside the kid an ...


From my 5th grade private school years....

"Latin's a dead language
"It's plain enough to see
It killed off all the Romans
NOW it's KILLING ME!!!"

-----------------
/Centurion: What's this, then? "Romanes eunt domus"? People called Romanes, they go, the house?
Brian: It says, "Romans go home. "
Centurion: No it doesn't ! What's the latin for "Roman"? Come on, come on !
Brian: Er, "Romanus" !
Centurion: Vocative plural of "Romanus" is?
Brian: Er, er, "Romani" !
Centurion: [Writes "Romani" over Brian's graffiti] "Eunt"? What is "eunt"? Conjugate the verb, "to go" !
Brian: Er, "Ire". Er, "eo", "is", "it", "imus", "itis", "eunt".
Centurion: So, "eunt" is...?
Brian: Third person plural present indicative, "they go".
Centurion: But, "Romans, go home" is an order. So you must use...?
[He twists Brian's ear]
Brian: Aaagh ! The imperative !
Centurion: Which is...?
Brian: Aaaagh ! Er, er, "i" !
Centurion: How many Romans?
Brian: Aaaaagh ! Plural, plural, er, "ite" !
Centurion: [Writes "ite"] "Domus"? Nominative? "Go home" is motion towards, isn't it?
Brian: Dative !
[the Centurion holds a sword to his throat]
Brian: Aaagh ! Not the dative, not the dative ! Er, er, accusative, "Domum" !
Centurion: But "Domus" takes the locative, which is...?
Brian: Er, "Domum" !
Centurion: [Writes "Domum"] Understand? Now, write it out a hundred times.
2012-07-25 12:43:32 PM
2 votes:
Kids seems pretty pissed about it. I'd stay out of movie theaters in that area.
2012-07-25 11:03:03 AM
2 votes:

padraig: I'm French, and in France, we get an absolute grade, 0 to 20. We are not graded on a curve. I've never understood why you have that, in the USA. What good is it for, actually? Sometimes, yes, you can have a class with an higher concentration of bright people than usual. Why shouldn't that get reflected in the the scores everyone get ?


Basically, you don't want the really dumb kids failing too hard or the really bright kids succeeding too much. I've mastered the curriculum and can eloquently express the concepts so that everyone can understand. I don't want my bosses looking at my grade histories and seeing too many As or too many Fs. So, I pull everyone toward the middle each year, which provides a consistent grade set. If I have my three year performance review coming up, then I let the grades creep up five or so points. I look good, the kids look good, and everyone gets rewarded.

Besides, how would you feel if you weren't very bright and kept getting Fs on your tests? Pretty bad, right? The curve not only protects my ass, it helps your self esteem from getting too low. The real bright kids need deflated too so they don't turn into pompous crepe eaters wearing purple velvet capes and working only twenty hours a week for full time pay. Win-win-win-win.
2012-07-25 10:44:01 AM
2 votes:
Lochsteppe


karnal: You can blame this type of mentality on the Democrats - Ignorance and Entitlement fighting back against institutionally-protected abuse of the powerless.

FTFY, dumbass.

/Seriously, I can count on zero hands the number of times I've seen you say something useful or accurate.



leprosy?
2012-07-25 10:43:42 AM
2 votes:
www.aerojockey.com

C+! Ah ha ha ha!
C+! Ah ha ha ha!
2012-07-25 10:19:05 AM
2 votes:
spentmiles


I teach AP Calculus for juniors and seniors. Every year there are a few of those kids who've never gotten anything less than an A. They study their asses off for my class because AP Calc is a nice perquisite to get out of the way before starting the real math classes at university. I love the looks on their faces at the end of the year when I hand out their grades and the highest is a B+. Then I explain that I grade on a curve, moving all the grades down so that C is the middle point. I've had students cry hysterically which really warms my heart. I console them by explaining that sometimes in life, no matter how hard you try, you aren't going to succeed taking them back to my office and having them earn an A the hard way. Get used to it.


Better?
2012-07-25 10:09:28 AM
2 votes:
I can't read this account of the events without an eyebrow raised.
I'm sorry, I've know a lot of biatchy, spiteful teachers throughout my life. I've even taught alongside some.

But I have never, ever known a teacher of such supervillain proportions. I'm not saying it's never happened in the history of everything that a teacher would be so hostile as to sabotage a student's whole life, but I am highly suspicious that it did here. Frankly, most of the time you have a student you don't like you just want to give them the grade they earn and pass them off to someone else.

And let me finish with some CSB time:

My mom was a teacher for 35 years before she retired. In her last few years, few farks were given about angry helicopter parents. One semester, she gave a student *gasp* a B! Well, the girl's mom was livid and ranted about how she should have gotten an A, blah blah. My mom looked at her right in the face and said, "You know, I'm retiring soon. If you want me to change your daughter's grade to an A, fine. Her grade has no real impact on me, just as long as you are okay with the fact that she got an A she didn't deserve." The lady was flustered and stammered out that she wanted her daughter to deserve the A. Mom my just stared and said, "Well, maybe yell at her to do her homework next semester instead of coming to yell at me."
2012-07-25 10:05:52 AM
2 votes:
You can blame this type of mentality on the Democrats - Ignorance and Entitlement.
2012-07-25 10:04:38 AM
2 votes:
1.bp.blogspot.com


...but in all seriousness, we don't know for sure that the teacher didn't maliciously screw over the student. Not all teachers are saints. I remember havign some pretty obnoxious teachers who would abuse their position in order to get revenge on kids or parents for slights, perceived or real.
2012-07-25 09:56:00 AM
2 votes:
I'm going to give you the worst grade ever, an A - -
2012-07-25 01:41:20 PM
1 votes:

Warlordtrooper: spentmiles: I teach AP Calculus for juniors and seniors. Every year there are a few of those kids who've never gotten anything less than an A. They study their asses off for my class because AP Calc is a nice perquisite to get out of the way before starting the real math classes at university. I love the looks on their faces at the end of the year when I hand out their grades and the highest is a B+. Then I explain that I grade on a curve, moving all the grades down so that C is the middle point. I've had students cry hysterically which really warms my heart. I console them by explaining that sometimes in life, no matter how hard you try, you aren't going to succeed. Get used to it.

Grading on a curve like that is horrible. You are robbing the kids of grades they earned. If they got 95% of the coursework correct then they do deserve that A because they earned it.


Sometimes, it's like watching DaVinci paint a house.
2012-07-25 11:34:38 AM
1 votes:

rubi_con_man: I, for example, dream of being independently wealthy and having dozens of nubile girls waiting on my hand and foot.


Why is your hand and foot taking so long?
2012-07-25 11:20:15 AM
1 votes:
Hey, if the kid did A work but was given a C by some batshiat crazy teacher and the school system did nothing, then a law suit is called for.

Not-so-cool Story:

I had an organic chemistry professor in college, who was a great lover of boobs. He was a mechanist and placed heavy emphasis on the mechanisms of organic reactions. Each exam included a rather complicated prep, which we had to diagram in great detail. One of these was particularly challenging, but I and my study group had anticipated that we would see one like it and prepared accordingly. I nailed it with one minor error. In the last step, I drew an arrow to show an electron transfer and, and in my haste, put the arrowhead on the wrong end. It was obvious that this was just a minor detail and not a sign of a lack of knowledge. He docked me 15 points for the error. Yet a chick with hugh breast (who he was constantly ogling) blew it on the very first step, choosing the wrong reaction mechanism, which meant her solution was completely wrong. She should have lost the full 30 points, but he docked her a mere 5 points. We always said that he graded on the Boob Curve.
2012-07-25 11:08:21 AM
1 votes:
CSB time: a week after graduation on of my math teachers took a shiatload of acid (it was the 70's) and stabbed his girlfriend about 40 times. Cops found him hiding under a sink.... A few years later he escaped from prison (in new jersey) - eventually caught him in Louisiana I believe..

the end
2012-07-25 10:44:03 AM
1 votes:

Nogale: What is the benefit of this? If their test scores range from 95-100, haven't they all earned their As? And if no one earns more than an 80, does that low B turn into an A?


It helps us identify who is new to fark, and who didn't read the entire thread.
2012-07-25 10:22:14 AM
1 votes:
i.imgur.com
2012-07-25 10:22:07 AM
1 votes:

spentmiles: I teach AP Calculus for juniors and seniors.


The first part of successful trolling is to tell a lie people might actually believe.
2012-07-25 10:11:36 AM
1 votes:

schattenteufel: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 720x486]


That cartoon is completely inaccurate!

The kid looks fatter in 1969 than he does today. It should clearly be the other way around.
2012-07-25 10:11:13 AM
1 votes:

rjakobi: cman:
You teach Latin? fark that dead tongue. You are what is wrong with English. Keeping that bullshiat language alive means watering down English with more Latin terms. fark you

I believe I speak for most Latin students when I say "Futue te".


...et caballum tuum.

/my Latin teacher had us write curse tablets for homework
2012-07-25 10:09:31 AM
1 votes:
"Bowen Bethards?"

I say give the kid his "A" - he was obviously destined to grow up to be a litigious dick of a doctor with a name like that .....
2012-07-25 10:03:06 AM
1 votes:

doglover: the teacher probably should of let him make up the lab


Should HAVE, not "of". Seriously, where did you learn that? STOP IT.
2012-07-25 09:59:32 AM
1 votes:
Damn! I could have skipped summer school!

/59 in junior year chem, teacher would not let me slide.
2012-07-25 09:55:16 AM
1 votes:
My parents probably would have bought me a new car had I actually passed chemistry with a C+.
2012-07-25 09:52:35 AM
1 votes:

doglover: his dream for the last three years is to go to UCLA


Hey douchebag (and parents):
1) Maybe you should have studied harder
2) Maybe you aren't UCLA material - then again you sound like an entitled c*nt, so you are already half of what they are looking for at UCLA.

Kids' parents are farking assholes nowadays. I hope the court throws this case out, I hope the school countersues and rapes the family's cash reserves so little Johnny will never be able to afford UCLA.

Bunch of f*cking entitled wankers in this country.
2012-07-25 09:33:20 AM
1 votes:

doglover: his dream for the last three years is to go to UCLA

A C+ is going to keep him out of UCLA? REALLY?



I gave an honors student a C on a midterm report card a while back and the dad told me essentially the same thing.

I teach 8th grade. 8th farking grade.
2012-07-25 09:18:24 AM
1 votes:

unlikely: AbbeySomeone: On the upside, when those prestigious schools that junior is dying to get into google him and his Mommy - LOL- He's SOL.

puffy999: This lawsuit will hurt him MUCH more than a C+ in his sophomore year.

Pretty much.

[csb]
I was teaching Latin at a local high school in 1999. One of my students sat in the back and listened to his discman during class, didn't participate. We were only allowed to refer a student to the office twice in a week and we weren't allowed to do anything like just take the discman, so for most class days, there he was, sitting in back quietly singing along. After week 2 when he didn't turn in any homework I started trying to call his parents. Two messages a week. Logged them all up until they didn't show up for conference day, and after that I started keeping audio recordings. 31 calls throughout the semester. The were just not interested in talking to me.

End of the semester his homework average was zero. His test average was 62. His in-class participation was zero. He didn't even use his IDEHAC (I Don't Even Have A Clue - I gave them 10 points every time they used it to say "we're off the rails I'm lost" because if one was lost, others were too). End total 672 out of 2000 possible points. The grade is fairly obvious.

His parents wanted to talk THEN. Oh yes. I was going to keep him out of Harvard Law. They threatened to sue.
[/csb]

I don't know what the situation is with this kid, but I do know that most teachers I know wouldn't torpedo a student on purpose. Maybe when asking for the make up lab or when showing up for class or whatever, he threw some kind of entitled attitude. I'm going to assume that if is mom was showing up and getting so rant-y that the asst principal threatened to call the cops, that maybe the demands to fix the kid's grade were not quite polite.

We will never hear the school's side of the story because most schools have really strict "don't discuss crap like this with anyone outside the kid and their pa ...


You teach Latin? fark that dead tongue. You are what is wrong with English. Keeping that bullshiat language alive means watering down English with more Latin terms. fark you
2012-07-25 12:14:25 AM
1 votes:
MOMMMMMMMMMY!
2012-07-24 11:58:24 PM
1 votes:
Well, chemistry is objective. I hope the professor has a case.
 
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