Sunday, April 30, 2017

This word HAS to go

That word, that singular powerful word, has cost another person a job.

It doesn't matter if you say it so it ends in an A or an ER it is still profanity.

There isn't another word like this - one that can be said with impunity if you are one race but cannot be said without repercussions if you are another.

You want a color-blind society? Lose this word.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Same class a month later.

50% of the class is failing.

There have been 20 assignments whose sole purpose is to raise their grade - construction packets, trig packets, write me about your future plans, course review packets over break - you name it.

Normally 20% of the class will do the work - and that 20% is in the 50% that is already passing the class.

The last "extra credit" I gave I told them was mandatory. It can raise their grade 4 points or drop it 3. How many do you think I got? Same as always.

Somewhere it became MY problem to pass them not their problem to earn a decent grade.

Document, document, document - I am not passing them for the sake of have a low failure rate.