Johnny is an efficient converter of oxygen to carbon dioxide
Click here for an excellent Toronto Star column about how Ontario teachers are not being allowed to write honest comments on their students' report cards.
- "So instead of telling parents their kid was disorganized and his desk was messy, the teacher now writes: 'Johnny consistently places his materials inside his desk in a random order. He is highly encouraged to adopt a more streamlined organizational style, so that during in-class work periods he is able to locate his documents with greater ease.'"
- "Conrad follows instructions with frequent assistance and supervision."
- "We will give further opportunities for Ruth to engage with a variety of children and to be honest about her activities."
The columnist concludes that "having a dishonest report card is worse than having no report card", and I'm inclined to agree with her. As a parent who was lulled into complacency for almost two years by dishonest report cards, I can personally speak to the damage and the lost time dishonest report cards cause.