I know we have a couple of teachers on here, so let's here your guys opinions on this:
My brother is not exactly a model student. He's now in year 10, he's been in and out of trouble since day one, never done any homework, he just did not understand anything outside of science and maths no matter how much me and my mum tried to explain it to him (he has dyslexia and dyspraxia). Anyway, my mum went into a meeting with the school and decided to force homework upon him, and that was about 2 months ago. 95% of the time, he does it. Anyway, the day before yesterday he comes home with two detentions; one because he got less than 50% in his French vocab test and another because he did his Geography homework wrong. He came home upset because he said he tried and the Geography teacher mocked his work in front of the class and said "it wasn't good enough". He tried to go to his head of year who said he should have asked if he didn't understand the homework, but, obviously, he didn't know that he hadn't understood the teacher's instructions properly. My mum banned him from doing either and made her thoughts clear to the school, and the school still kept him behind.
Then my little sister came home upset saying that the same French teacher gave her a warning (just before they get detentions - bare in mind that she is a suck up at school, and above all, has only just started high school) because she had a ruler in her hand. Baring in mine the school told my mum that the school no longer did warning and this is why my brother got a straight detention for "doing his homework wrong".
I just wanted to know what you guys think. Me and my mum think they're being a bit power hungry, I mean, hundreds of kids must do their homework wrong all the time, surely this is not a punishable thing?
Last edited by SpiritedAway; 14-09-2011 at 17:26.
She's trying, but the school just doesn't care. They just care about being "an outstanding school" and if my parents don't like it, they should send them somewhere else. I mean, you can't be good at everything, he's never going to get a string of As in his GCSEs, but it's like they're punishing him because he finds French hard and can't get his head around it. And of course doing the homework wrong. The sad thing is, he's actually
trying to turn himself around, and although he'll never be the perfect student, he's trying to follow the rules and do his homework, but this just doesn't seem to be enough for them.
(Original post by Jellybean91)
Thats really harsh if hes actually tried. You can't punish someone because they didn't understand something, they should be taking some time to explain to him how to do it right next time!!
errrr punished for having a ruler in her hand???? Now thats reeeeally harsh! Is your mum gonna complain? I would!
Last edited by SpiritedAway; 14-09-2011 at 17:50.