My son’s English teacher is making him write and sing a solo in front of the class this week.
Because a 12 year old boy is not already self-conscious enough as it is?
Because he doesn’t already hate your class passionately enough?
What language standard could you possibly be aiming to meet with this assignment?
This school already forces my son to take choir two quarters a year–where even the choir teacher stops at making them sing duets in front of the class–duets that are written for them.
This is the same man who made my son write an essay about how much he loves dogs–even though he hates dogs. He got a zero for writing about how much he loves cats–because apparently an A student has to love dogs, not cats.
This is the same man who gives him zeros for drawing inferences from a story that aren’t in the answer key, and that I would never have thought of, but are actually quite brilliant.
This is the man who says an assignment is due Friday, but students must start serving detentions on Tuesday if it isn’t done. But if students turn it in early, and he loses it, then it’s the student’s problem, not his. And if you turn it in early, but he decides to add another requirement to it Thursday, then you also get zero.
And now his students have to sing solos?
I hate to be that parent, but I don’t know if I can make it peacefully three more weeks until the end of the semester.