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#31 of 37 Old 04-12-2011, 11:53 AM
 
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I completely agree, but I'd imagine the teacher has written off the OP and her son and figures there's no real need to continue to engage the OP about the book because her son's not even reading it.


You're probably right, but to me it sounded like she was dismissing the concerns about the book because she was trying to convince the OP's son to read the book so she didn't have to come up with a second set of lesson plans.

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You're probably right, but to me it sounded like she was dismissing the concerns about the book because she was trying to convince the OP's son to read the book so she didn't have to come up with a second set of lesson plans.



Maybe. In real life, I'm not actually very sympathetic to teachers who cannot make their argument well, but I can get in this case why the teacher may just want to throw in the towel on this particular problem.

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I completely agree, but I'd imagine the teacher has written off the OP and her son and figures there's no real need to continue to engage the OP about the book because her son's not even reading it.



No, actually she has emailed me two more times but I haven't opened the emails yet because I don't want to continue this stupid fight.  After venting my frustration here, I just sort of don't care about it anymore.  Maybe once school is out for summer I'll go back and read them and laugh. *shrug*

 


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No, actually she has emailed me two more times but I haven't opened the emails yet because I don't want to continue this stupid fight.  After venting my frustration here, I just sort of don't care about it anymore.  Maybe once school is out for summer I'll go back and read them and laugh. *shrug*

 


So you were bothered that she wasn't responding to you about this in a satisfactory way and now she's emailed you twice and you won't even read them? No wonder she didn't want to bother discussing this with you in the first place.

 

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He is a sarcastic person and she is not.  He is intellectually gifted and she is not.  

 


I'm sorry, but how in the world can you justify a statement like this?  I agree that she is wrong about the book.  She probably also knows she's wrong and is too proud or stubborn to admit it.  But do you really know enough about her to claim that she is dim-witted, or at the very least not "intellectually gifted"?   

 

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I wrote her a very polite and eloquent email to let her know that it was obvious that she and ds were not exactly well-matched in personality and sense of humor, and that was ok, but I expected him to show her respect.  Beyond that, I couldn't force him to like or admire anyone and I couldn't force her to like or understand my son.  That's a problem?  Really?

 

 

It wouldn't have been a problem if you'd stopped after the first sentence.  The general feeling of all the comments you've made in the thread is negative; I don't think you can expect anything positive or even neutral from it.  Sarcasm works in certain situations and with certain people - and a 16 year old should be able to know when and where that might work or be appropriate (with a school classroom likely not being an appropriate place).  And playing a video game after being given the kind option of playing music should not result in shock or claims of unfair treatment when the teacher shuts it down.  Where the teacher DOES seem to be in the wrong is in regards to your son's sleep disorder.  Does she have paperwork from his pediatrician or the sleep specialist?  Trouble is, you have made a point of insulting her (telling her "my kid doesn't like or admire you and I won't make him" and "they aren't well-matched in sense of humor" when he is using sarcasm in class - which I would not support my kid in doing as it feels disrespectful to me) so it is only human nature that you and your son are now not the people she most wants to deal with in a positive nature, though it is her job to try to do so.  I doubt anyone would have an easy time of it given the situation.  I'd let the whole thing go - with your son and the teacher.  Nothing good will come of it. 

 



 

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I wonder who determined it was an eloquent email. 

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