I really have to spend time applauding the logic and common sense of that wonderful system called the State-based Education. In this case … one particular teacher – in one particular school, who cannot use logic nor common sense to resolve an issue.
How many people knew that a 90 minute session of silence in a redemption can help you PASS VCE? A non-constructive 90 minute session that is – after all … it’s a “silent” session. And of course, we all know that ALL students can read a book AND complete an assignment task in 90 minutes…. Right? (regardless of learning abilities).
All because a required text (novel) was out-of-stock from the school suppliers. Yup … sounds fantastic.
In his second week of school, my son had to hand in an assignment that was supposed to be completed over summer. However, the assignment wasn’t completed, due to the book being out-of-stock. Son tells this to teacher during the first day of the subject. Teacher, of course, was not impressed. However, assignment due date comes and goes, and teacher quickly (without prior conversation with me to back-up sons story of no book) issues a 90 minute silent redemption to the said student. Continue reading