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Johnny is an efficient converter of oxygen to carbon dioxide

February 27, 2015 by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at 10:04 AM

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.

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