OK, that isn't true.
But I gave a test and let them use their notes. I went over everything the day before. Twenty per cent passed.
There were twelve problems, so eight points each. I had one darling (doesn't come, doesn't listen, won't stop talking, should be a senior) tell me that I should have taken off 4 points each.
Love the SHOULD.
I looked at him and repeated: twelve problems, eight points each. You will have the opportunity to raise your grade. If you want to.
I feel like I am in a battle of wills and losing. These kids seem to think they can implement a slow down (or a dumb-down) and if the grades get bad enough, I will have to cave.
I want to laugh. There is nothing I am teaching in this class more difficult than elementary school. I am not going to cave.
Report cards will go out in two weeks and I can see I will be making a lot of calls.