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(Orlando Sentinel)   Parents learn that while their son got As in junior high math, he's getting Ds in Algebra 2 his first year of high school. Do they A) get him a tutor; B) keep him in class; C) sue the school district after they remove him from class   (orlandosentinel.com) divider line 96
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2013-10-16 09:28:39 AM
Or, "Boy's puberty coincides with intense interest in girls, declining grades"
 
2013-10-16 09:34:56 AM
ax3battery.com
 
2013-10-16 09:40:49 AM
Puberty, girls, and pot. That's my guess.
 
2013-10-16 09:41:41 AM
Young Republican? "Alter the outcome or we shoot this kid through the head!"
 
2013-10-16 09:42:20 AM
Also, I should have known the parents were, *spit*, lawyers...
 
2013-10-16 09:44:43 AM
As in junior high math huh?  How did he do in his color by numbers class?
 
2013-10-16 09:46:18 AM
First world problems.
 
2013-10-16 09:46:20 AM
Is suing like a national sport in America?

That aside - how is the teachers' english?  I went from a B to a C- in 9th grade chemistry because between my hearing deficit and his accent, I couldn't follow half of what he was teaching.

/hate chemistry
 
2013-10-16 09:46:44 AM
It doesn't add up, I tell you!
 
2013-10-16 09:47:40 AM
Move him to the front of the class so he won't be so fascinated with the bra straps on the girl in front of him.

Or whale tail. I'm guessing this is an issue with young men in high school. Poor guy is just trying to figure out why he should care about factoring and he looks down at the person sitting in front of him. She's hunched over the desk writing notes and he sees a thong. Not just a simple cotton and elastic number but a black number trimmed with lace. "Oh holy hell" thinks the guy to himself. "Shelly wearing an awesome thong! Is that a Victoria Secret Pink brand thong?"

And the next thing he knows, it's three years later and an Army drill sergeant is yelling at him and telling him to get his a** off the bus.
 
2013-10-16 09:50:05 AM
And just yesterday in the volleyball thread we had people up in arms over the stupid shiat (and it is stupid) that schools do, the "contracts" they make kids/parents sign, the "zero tolerance" idiocy...

THIS!  This is why all those dumbass policies are in place. They have freaking bent over backwards for this kid and they are STILL going to get sued.  And even if they win, what are the odds that the parents who are BOTH lawyers drop it after just one go?  I'm guessing it won't take an honor's Algebra 2 math student to calculate the probability of zero.
 
2013-10-16 09:52:03 AM

Harry Freakstorm: Move him to the front of the class so he won't be so fascinated with the bra straps on the girl in front of him.

Or whale tail. I'm guessing this is an issue with young men in high school. Poor guy is just trying to figure out why he should care about factoring and he looks down at the person sitting in front of him. She's hunched over the desk writing notes and he sees a thong. Not just a simple cotton and elastic number but a black number trimmed with lace. "Oh holy hell" thinks the guy to himself. "Shelly wearing an awesome thong! Is that a Victoria Secret Pink brand thong?"

And the next thing he knows, it's three years later and an Army drill sergeant is yelling at him and telling him to get his a** off the bus.

.

And we are done here

 
2013-10-16 09:52:35 AM

Lucky LaRue: Or, "Boy's puberty coincides with intense interest in girls, declining grades"


Also home issues or bullying issues.

/went from straight As to a smattering of Ds while my rents were divorcing
 
2013-10-16 09:52:36 AM
Sorry, kid, if you want to wear that mathlete jersey, you've got to earn it.
 
2013-10-16 09:53:14 AM

Literally Addicted: Is suing like a national sport in America?

That aside - how is the teachers' english?  I went from a B to a C- in 9th grade chemistry because between my hearing deficit and his accent, I couldn't follow half of what he was teaching.

/hate chemistry


I had that problem in math one year. I had a teacher with a very thick spanish accent made things very hard to understand. In college I had a teacher from India and between his accent and how soft he spoke I am lucky to have made it out with a C.
 
2013-10-16 09:53:36 AM

Harry Freakstorm: Move him to the front of the class so he won't be so fascinated with the bra straps on the girl in front of him.

Or whale tail. I'm guessing this is an issue with young men in high school. Poor guy is just trying to figure out why he should care about factoring and he looks down at the person sitting in front of him. She's hunched over the desk writing notes and he sees a thong. Not just a simple cotton and elastic number but a black number trimmed with lace. "Oh holy hell" thinks the guy to himself. "Shelly wearing an awesome thong! Is that a Victoria Secret Pink brand thong?"


While I can buy that story if it was remedial History class I am having just a bit of a problem imagining how few Honor's Algebra 2 - Mathlete specialized, hot teenage girls who wear thongs to class there might be in this country.

I'm going to go with "wackadoodle parents" over "hot teen female mathlete" on this one ;)
 
2013-10-16 09:54:29 AM
in America, Jr is never wrong and completely innocent.

at least that's the ideal for our advertising industry friends.
 
2013-10-16 09:55:21 AM
(D) take away his Xbox
 
2013-10-16 09:56:21 AM
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2013-10-16 09:57:21 AM
Isn't there a time in everyone's education, whether it's 1st grade or last year of medical school, where you can't just cruise to good grades and actually have to put some work into it?
At the same time, isn't it possible that while someone is great with real numbers, maybe they're terrible with algebra or geometry or chemistry or some other level of education that requires a little different approach?
I guess, what I'm getting at, is can I sue my school district for my grades being compromised because I stayed home every once in awhile and knocked out knuckle children and watched The Price is Right?
 
2013-10-16 09:57:45 AM
Moving the boy Having parents like this, "will emotionally scar" him, remove him "from his trusted companions" and "irreparably damage ... [his] psyche and reputation."
 
kth
2013-10-16 09:58:15 AM
School gets harder as you progress. News at 11.

The freshmen in Mr. kth's class are aghast that he won't tell them the precise nature of each question on the test and give them multiple chances to take it.  Some of the sophomores too.

It's a college class. For majors.
 
2013-10-16 09:58:17 AM

Harry Freakstorm: Move him to the front of the class so he won't be so fascinated with the bra straps on the girl in front of him.

Or whale tail. I'm guessing this is an issue with young men in high school. Poor guy is just trying to figure out why he should care about factoring and he looks down at the person sitting in front of him. She's hunched over the desk writing notes and he sees a thong. Not just a simple cotton and elastic number but a black number trimmed with lace. "Oh holy hell" thinks the guy to himself. "Shelly wearing an awesome thong! Is that a Victoria Secret Pink brand thong?"

And the next thing he knows, it's three years later and an Army drill sergeant is yelling at him and telling him to get his a** off the bus.



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The look on the kid's face.
 
2013-10-16 09:59:36 AM
Get the kid a "massage" once a month.
 
2013-10-16 10:00:12 AM

Literally Addicted: Is suing like a national sport in America?



Yeah, pretty much. Certainly more so than, say, math contests.
 
2013-10-16 10:01:09 AM

Lucky LaRue: Or, "Boy's puberty coincides with intense interest in girls, declining grades"


Or his middle school grades were overly inflated.  The kid thinks that skating by with subpar work that he did in middle school will earn him the A in high school.  What a shocker.

/see this all the time when freshmen college students start bombing their exams
 
2013-10-16 10:01:23 AM

Fizpez: Harry Freakstorm: Move him to the front of the class so he won't be so fascinated with the bra straps on the girl in front of him.

Or whale tail. I'm guessing this is an issue with young men in high school. Poor guy is just trying to figure out why he should care about factoring and he looks down at the person sitting in front of him. She's hunched over the desk writing notes and he sees a thong. Not just a simple cotton and elastic number but a black number trimmed with lace. "Oh holy hell" thinks the guy to himself. "Shelly wearing an awesome thong! Is that a Victoria Secret Pink brand thong?"

While I can buy that story if it was remedial History class I am having just a bit of a problem imagining how few Honor's Algebra 2 - Mathlete specialized, hot teenage girls who wear thongs to class there might be in this country.

I'm going to go with "wackadoodle parents" over "hot teen female mathlete" on this one ;)



At that age, she doesn't have to be hot...

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2013-10-16 10:01:28 AM

Nana's Vibrator: Isn't there a time in everyone's education, whether it's 1st grade or last year of medical school, where you can't just cruise to good grades and actually have to put some work into it?
At the same time, isn't it possible that while someone is great with real numbers, maybe they're terrible with algebra or geometry or chemistry or some other level of education that requires a little different approach?
I guess, what I'm getting at, is can I sue my school district for my grades being compromised because I stayed home every once in awhile and knocked out knuckle children and watched The Price is Right?


A lot of people can do arithmetic (tho not everyone), but algebra is different.

Maybe this is where the kid gets off the math bus.

I had trouble for awhile with Fourier transforms.
 
2013-10-16 10:02:01 AM

amindtat: First worldword problems.

 
2013-10-16 10:03:51 AM
This is the New America we have all come to love - farking over someone for a relatively minor inconvenience is the best way to get money.

If you can fire people while raiding pension funds paid to your other corporation as consulting fee's and then hide in bankruptcy protection court you get bonus coins.
 
2013-10-16 10:04:47 AM
Has it occurred to them that their kid isn't the math wiz they think he is? There's a world of difference between middle school math and advanced high school algebra. The exact thing happened to me, I got straight A's in math until I started HS and was put in advanced algebra. I did alright for about a month and then they lost me. Ended up getting put in the beginners algebra class.
 
2013-10-16 10:07:02 AM
Being a math wiz in junior high and going to algrebra II is actually quite a jump.  It sounds like they skipped algebra I altogether.  So how could this kid have any farking clue what is going on?

I can tell you from my son's experience (freshman this year).  High school is generally a LOT harder than middle school.  Such to a point that his straight A's have fallen to C's in his harder classes (honors English and Math).  This is something he is simply going to have to work harder on.  Perhaps some tutoring, even if it's just from my wife and I.

So, I say to the parents of this kid I say, if your kid is having trouble, get him help.  Don't lean on the school to accomidate him.
 
2013-10-16 10:07:25 AM
Harry Freakstorm:
And the next thing he knows, it's three years later and an Army drill sergeant is yelling at him and telling him to get his a** off the bus.

1. I still remember the bra straps of the girl (Julie) who sat ahead of me in Grade 9 Math. Thank Gawd I was a socially-inept and pimply youth who had no chance of ever touching said bra. Got As in math right up to the section on partial derivatives in 2nd year university.

2. Solution: sexy drill sergeants.
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/Oh, you better believe I dropped that 2nd year math course.
 
2013-10-16 10:08:34 AM

durbnpoisn: It sounds like they skipped algebra I altogether.


It sounds like they skipped algebra I
 
2013-10-16 10:10:15 AM

Inflatable Rhetoric: A lot of people can do arithmetic (tho not everyone), but algebra is different.

Maybe this is where the kid gets off the math bus.

I had trouble for awhile with Fourier transforms.


I'm sure you don't feel badly about it, but if it makes you feel better, I had to look up Fourier transforms.  My math bus was short and they made me wear a helmet.
 
2013-10-16 10:10:39 AM

blatz514: durbnpoisn: It sounds like they skipped algebra I altogether.

It sounds like they skipped algebra I


It sounds like they skipped algebra I
 
2013-10-16 10:11:38 AM
Lawyers are lower than pond scum!
 
2013-10-16 10:11:52 AM
Entitlement in the US is getting out of hand.
 
2013-10-16 10:12:30 AM

Nana's Vibrator: Inflatable Rhetoric: A lot of people can do arithmetic (tho not everyone), but algebra is different.

Maybe this is where the kid gets off the math bus.

I had trouble for awhile with Fourier transforms.

I'm sure you don't feel badly about it, but if it makes you feel better, I had to look up Fourier transforms.  My math bus was short and they made me wear a helmet.


I used to be pretty good in math, back in HS. Made it all the way up to AP Calculus. Now?


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2013-10-16 10:14:13 AM
Moving the boy, according the suit, "will emotionally scar" him, remove him "from his trusted companions" and "irreparably damage ... [his] psyche and reputation."

Good move, parents.  You're guaranteed that everyone will think your son is a pussy until he's out of high school.  Hell, maybe even college too.
 
2013-10-16 10:14:51 AM

basemetal: Sorry, kid, if you want to wear that mathlete jersey, you've got to earn it.


Yes.
 
2013-10-16 10:14:56 AM

GanjSmokr: amindtat: First worldword problems.


That could be significant.  "Word problems" generate a lot of complaints and moans in math classes.

You don't have to figure much out in arithmetic.
 
2013-10-16 10:17:21 AM

Inflatable Rhetoric: GanjSmokr: amindtat: First worldword problems.

That could be significant.  "Word problems" generate a lot of complaints and moans in math classes.

You don't have to figure much out in arithmetic.


Plus, a lot of teachers don't know the subject.  They depend on having the answers in the back of the book.

If you ask them how things work, or anything even slightly off what's in the book, they're lost.
 
2013-10-16 10:19:54 AM

squidgod2000: Moving the boy Having parents like this, "will emotionally scar" him, remove him "from his trusted companions" and "irreparably damage ... [his] psyche and reputation."


He's probably already in therapy about the fact his parents (and his grades) made the news.
 
2013-10-16 10:20:52 AM

Fizpez: While I can buy that story if it was remedial History class I am having just a bit of a problem imagining how few Honor's Algebra 2 - Mathlete specialized, hot teenage girls who wear thongs to class there might be in this country.


You'd be surprised how kinky a lot of very smart women are.
 
2013-10-16 10:22:30 AM

whosits_112: Nana's Vibrator: Inflatable Rhetoric: A lot of people can do arithmetic (tho not everyone), but algebra is different.

Maybe this is where the kid gets off the math bus.

I had trouble for awhile with Fourier transforms.

I'm sure you don't feel badly about it, but if it makes you feel better, I had to look up Fourier transforms.  My math bus was short and they made me wear a helmet.

I used to be pretty good in math, back in HS. Made it all the way up to AP Calculus. Now?


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The most math I use for work is just simple algebra.  Geometry, Trig, Calculus.. nope.
 
2013-10-16 10:22:51 AM
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2013-10-16 10:24:03 AM

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Pretty much this.
 
2013-10-16 10:24:38 AM
it's not his fault, Algebra sucks.  I remember sitting in Calc I realizing that I had forgotten all of my algebra from the previous year.
 
2013-10-16 10:25:38 AM
Algebra.

Al-Qaeda.

Coincidence?
 
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