Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Calling It Like They See It

My sister just sent me this, and I thought it was too funny not to share. According the to YouTube poster, this is the message that the Maroochydore High School, Queensland, Australia, staff voted unanimously to record on their school telephone answering machine. It came about because they implemented a policy requiring students and parents to be responsible for their children's absences and missing homework. The school and teachers are being sued by parents who want their children's failing grades changed to passing grades - even though those children were absent 15-30 times during the semester and did not complete enough school work to pass their classes:


4 comments:

  1. That's awesome Ellie! Thanks for posting. I guess it's not only here that people feel entitled to get something for nothing.

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  2. Oh my God! That is so great! Sounds just like the people on my flights!

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  3. That is priceless and I'm sure they're dying to actually have that!

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  4. Kate from the Atlanta burbsOctober 17, 2009 at 3:13 PM

    Thanks for the link--I just posted it on my Facebook. I teach at a public high school, and some of the crap I hear from parents is enough to make you weary of the world. I even had a TEACHER/parent give me a load of garbage excuses... Sigh.

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