Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Humor of the Day: Check Your Kid's Homework

HT: Jesse Sievers

15 Comments:

At 1/13/2009 11:49 AM, Anonymous LoneSnark said...

I too like hores. hores are nice to look at. I like driving down the road and seeing hores along the roadside. hores are surprisingly affordable if you go to a ranch.

 
At 1/13/2009 12:38 PM, Anonymous Mark said...

I was at my Auntie's last weekend and she was moaning about classroom standards.

She is no longer allowed to scrawl all over essays correcting spelling and grammar.

They are limited to highlighting 3 spelling mistakes per page, a quota that would be exhausted in the first sentence of your example!

She says the limit has been imposed to prevent children being disheartened..

(This is in the UK)

 
At 1/13/2009 1:22 PM, Blogger NoWhining said...

If the little ones get too disheartened, they could always treat them to rides on a few hores. Just a suggestion.

 
At 1/13/2009 1:52 PM, Anonymous t jefferson said...

The no child left behind policies work!

 
At 1/13/2009 2:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good hores can be really expensive. just ask eliot spitzer, he knows all about cheap hores from a ranch.

and don't forget that it's important to properly saddle your hores so that you ride them properly. that's how accidents can occur!

 
At 1/13/2009 8:40 PM, Anonymous Jade Park said...

The funny part: I was ROFL!!! TOO FUNNY.

The sad/serious part: When I was in grad school (M.A. education)--they "taught" us to do just as Mark says: limit highlighting mistakes and try not to "discourage" students. Our program (a highly ranked educational program in the U.S.--top 10) even went as far as to eliminate the usage of red pens--and made us use green or purple pens because red pens made students feel bad. (I imagine that in 10 years, the pendulum will shift back to red once green pens make students feel bad).

I totally agreed with the sentiment of not discouraging students, but not by sacrificing standards. There is a train of thought that says to identify patterns of error and attack the problem from a "big picture" angle (highlight ONE example of the pattern of error and advise the student through the rest) but you can't do that with really young students.

 
At 1/13/2009 9:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps is the teachers gave the papers back to students and let them find their own mistakes and give them credit for doing so. They may be harder on themselves than the teachers are.

Stan (from New Jersey)

 
At 1/13/2009 9:57 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops. Found mine. Should be "Perhaps if . . ."

Stan

 
At 1/14/2009 9:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I vote fake.

 
At 1/14/2009 4:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am in an inner-city K-8 public school in Michigan on a routine basis and look at the examples of student work taped to the wall outside the classrooms.

Based on what I see all the time, I have no trouble believing this is authentic.

anon 9:27 am: how many inner-city public schools have you visited lately?

 
At 1/15/2009 1:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can we please move the postings away from general commentary on the downfall of our education system and make to the topic at hand: Hores and how funny, entertaining, pricey and great to look at they are.

 
At 1/15/2009 1:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I mean back to the topic at hand, "back", not "make". That would not back any sense.

 
At 1/15/2009 3:25 PM, Blogger Mrs. Accountability said...

How are children supposed to know what they did wrong, if there is a limit of three markups? How ridiculous! I still can't believe the stupidity of that rule. Poor children, it's not fair. I WANTED to know what I'd done wrong when I was in school, how else could I correct the errors I was making?!!

 
At 2/17/2009 1:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love how this is being passed around the internet as "My kid's friend just wrote this" or "my kid's teacher showed us this..." No they didn't - it's everywhere.

 
At 2/18/2009 4:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we need to change it to the "More Children Left Behind Act"

 

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