CokeBear: Teaching the kids to fight the power might be the most valuable lesson they ever learn.
Okieboy: I was expecting a thrilling finish to this exciting read....nothing./who the hell cares
TNel: eeyore102: The worst thing about these dumb tests is that schools no longer have any incentive to challenge gifted kids, since they're not the ones bringing down the averages.If a student is truely gifted they don't need any incentive to learn new things. Gifted programs are garbage and are only for parents to think they are special by having a kid in the program that does jack for the student.
jst3p: Russ1642: Right in front of the pricipal I'd have said "honey, go ahead and do the test but try not to get a single question right."Meh, if it mattered to me I would just make sure my kid knows that it doesn't matter how he does on the test so try or don't, I don't care.
error 303: Again, the mother seems more self interested and basing her decisions on, at best, faulty logic
jylcat: Long story shortTOO LATE:Nothing actually happened.The end.
Slypork: basically a glorified version of Trivial Pursuit.
teenytinycornteeth: Nothing like letting a seven year old know that life is nothing but rating and competition.
Gary-L: bighairyguy: Her response should have been, "well, she has these testing anxienty attacks and marks about one third of the answers as "E", and skips all the other questions. Would like to take a minor hit on the participation percentage or a big hit on the score average?"When my son was doing the standardized testing, I told him it was all a joke as the school spent hours and hours teaching the test.How to handle it? "Hell kid, have fun. Mark up the test all you want to fark with the results. The only one who benefits from it is the school, not you."
jst3p: we're just here for one academic year while I'm a visiting professor at the University of Denver. My daughters, ages 13 and 14, are strong students.What kind of crappy parent bounces their kids in and out of a school for a year at this age?
swaniefrmreddeer: Benevolent Misanthrope: swaniefrmreddeer: What is she teaching her kids? If it's hard, don't worry mommy will take care of you. Her reasons/excuses are irrelevant, the school her kids attend has the test, then the kids should goddamned well take the the test. No wonder we have a whole generation of precious snowflakes.1/10. RTFA, asshole.I did, and it seemed to be far more about mommy than her kids. I have a kid with anxiety issues, sheltering him would only make the situation worse. Life is hard, the sooner kids learn that lesson the better.
swaniefrmreddeer: What is she teaching her kids? If it's hard, don't worry mommy will take care of you. Her reasons/excuses are irrelevant, the school her kids attend has the test, then the kids should goddamned well take the the test. No wonder we have a whole generation of precious snowflakes.
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