I'm curious about a few things. First, what does a book report consist of for his teacher? I've seen book reports that were written on slips of paper than consisted of little more than writing down the title and author, and one sentence about what you liked or didn't about the book. I've seen book reports that are 2 pages typed, and required some sort of analysis of what was read. For 24 book reports, how much does he have to do besides write down that he wrote the book?
Second, how much reading time do they get at school? Some schools have SSR (sustained silent reading) and the amount of time spent on that could most likely let a decent reader get through a 100 page book in a week and a half. If they actually spent the time reading, which some kids just don't.
So, depending on the WHOLE set up, I think it's possible that it isn't completely crazy.
On the other hand, if the book reports are long and involved and they don't have time to read at school, I agree that it's crazy.
Today is our last day of school. I'm kinda surprised to a see thread like this so late in the year. It seems like it would have been a issue months ago.
I'm also not overly hung up on grades. Bs are fine. Teaching kids they gotta get As in everything all the time is just teaching them the wrong thing, IMHO. Cs really aren't the end of the world either.
(One of my kids is a straight A student, one isn't. Oddly, the world hasn't come to end).