Well, she was talking to her kids about their homework the other day and noticed that a few of the answers on their assignments were incorrect. When she asked her kids about them they responded with "Oh it's cool, they only check for completeness, not accuracy". Wait, WHAT?!?!?! When the Mom called the school about this they confirmed that it is only for completeness since they are just trying to reinforce what they learned at school and not teach anything new at home. Um, how is it reinforcing if the kids are getting it wrong!?!?!? AND they don't care, because they know they will still get a 100! I mean this all goes back to the "every child is a winner" crap, just make them feel good... don't even get me started on that.
This conversation got me worried about Kinsley's education, since I'm such a talented writer and speller (dripping with sarcasm) she's pretty much doomed if I'm supposed to pick up that slack! I mean they are actually teaching kids how to use spell check rather then learning how to figure out on their own how to spell! Dont' get me wrong, i LOVE me some spell check, i use it
So do Mom's get outside help from writing tutors? Do they pray that the kids turn out okay in the long run and don't get professors from hell that claim to hate all seniors because they forgot how to write only to learn that they never knew how to write because they only had to complete an assignment, not get it correct?
Someone needs to write a manual about this stuff because I SURELY do NOT have a clue!