8-Year-Old Gets 'Catastrophe Award' for Most Homework Excuses

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    I think the real reason this woman is upset is that her piss poor parenting has been brought to the forefront.

     
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    And we wonder why children are so susceptible to peer pressure.
     
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    How many millions of taxpayers dollars will she sue for?
     
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    This will teach that teacher not to assign homework.
     
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    I think the award was ill advised, humiliation isn't an effective motivator for most people, certainly not 8 year olds. OTOH the mother was obviously being disingenuous:

    Whether parents and others realize it or not, homework is necessary for most children to master concepts. Teachers should be nailed if they send homework over material that has not been covered and practiced in class. Likewise if a child has demonstrated mastery over a concept, then assigning more homework is just begging for trouble with many kids.
     
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    I have no problem with it aside from the part of doing it in front of the rest of the class. That being said, the parent(s) need to get the kids head in the right place. Homework usually sucks, but it's important.
     
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    This kind of crap is why I was happy to let my kids drop out.
     
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    Perhaps the teacher should not care if one student does not turn in the work just let it go. When most students do not turn in the homework it may be time for the school to drop the homework bit.
    Our school never assigned homework, and if they did, few would do it. With no homework, we were not forced to lie with made up excuses nor riduculed in front of the class. We had smart teachers.
     
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    and you went where for university studies?
     

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