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Old 06-01-2019, 06:54 AM
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Kid gets answer wrong.

Dad argues with teacher thinking he is right.

Son learns to be entitled d-bag.

Great story...
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Boat Hound View Post
I really donít care what the answer is, even though it seems pretty damn obvious the teacher was right. Teaching your kid to be asshole by following your lead is not a noble cause.

I would guess the teacher would be up for the debate, if your little mini me wasnít such a dick about it. You just reinforced the apple doesnít fall far from the tree.

Congrats? You showed total disrespect to prove a point which at best could a learning moment, more likely your just wrong. Awesome life lesson for your son.

Youíll never see it this way, which is unfortunate.
It is obvious the teacher was flat out wrong. All my son did was defend his answer, which indeed was the correct answer.

Maybe you would roll over and be a conformist, but I will stand and defend what is correct.

If anyone was disrespectful it was the teacher for being closed minded and not recognizing her error.
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Dan_F View Post
Kid gets answer wrong.

Dad argues with teacher thinking he is right.

Son learns to be entitled d-bag.

Great story...
only he didnít get the answer wrong. Not sure why that is so hard to comprehend.
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:07 AM
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let me guess, you have been thrown out of a few of his games too
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by SOSC View Post
I can almost guarantee that if he'd followed up and explained his answer, the teacher would have respected him more for his critical thinking skills. Instead, it appears that the low road was taken ( based on the info provided).

he did. She would not budge. Said he was ďoverthinkingĒ
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post


It is obvious the teacher was flat out wrong. All my son did was defend his answer, which indeed was the correct answer.

Maybe you would roll over and be a conformist, but I will stand and defend what is correct.

If anyone was disrespectful it was the teacher for being closed minded and not recognizing her error.
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:14 AM
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A simple math problem with one simple answer. It's ok to think outside the box but this was not one of those situations.
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:19 AM
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The correct answer is "Place"

Previous second position went to "Show"

Neither got the "Win"
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:20 AM
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barometer_question

Reminds me of the story attributed (by some, maybe falsely) to Neils Bohr being asked in an exam (I think related to PhD in physics) how to use a barometer to measure the height of a building. He gave several correct answers, seeming to purposely avoid the answer the examiner wanted. Apparently he knew what the examiner wanted, but played a fun game instead. Bohr became a very prominent physicist afterward.

I have taken a LOT of exams. Many many times I realize that the question is framed poorly and then the challenge becomes figuring out which correct answer they want.

Jersus, your kid may be smart, but the way you handled this looks pretty poor. Devolving into insults to the teacher is pretty low.
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
So it's better to roll over and conform than be an individual? Are you a man or a mouse? Squeek up!
depends what you want out of life. I dont want to waste a bunch of time arguing with a teacher over nonsense. I want an 'A' in the class and save an argument for something that matters. Too early to start swimming upstream unless that is your lot in life.
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post
What say tht. What do you say is the answer to this question.

If you were in a race and passed the person in second place, what place would you be in?

teacher told my son his answer was wrong, I told her she was too stupid to be a teacher. And for the record - the question was phrased exactly as written.
I guarantee you did not tell her she was stupid.

Pic of teacher?
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:30 AM
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The question qualified the passing of the 2nd place person by saying he passed the 2nd place person. It did not say he moved past him being a lap behind so the teacher is correct. You canít add unknown scenarios to a question, even one designed to test your logic. The question was clear that the subject passed the 2íd position runner. That clearly identifies that there are no outside considerations such as the 3rd place being a lap behind, for if he was, he wouldnít have ďpassedĒ him in the context of a race.
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:31 AM
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[QUOTE=Jersus;12582731]


It is obvious the teacher was flat out wrong. All my son did was defend his answer, which indeed was the correct answer.

Maybe you would roll over and be a conformist, but I will stand and defend what is correct.

If anyone was disrespectful it was the teacher for being closed minded and not recognizing her error.

The issue is not whether or not the answer was correct. The issue was is that at some point the teacher thought your son was disrespectful.
You werenít there, we were not there.
The teacher and your son were. The teacher, being the person in authority, gets to determine when that line is crossed. That
is the lesson you both should
learn.
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Originally Posted by captdz View Post
A simple math problem with one simple answer. It's ok to think outside the box but this was not one of those situations.
Well said.
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Originally Posted by Eastport205 View Post
2nd
Not if you're driving the pace car.
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Boat Hound View Post
I really don’t care what the answer is, even though it seems pretty damn obvious the teacher was right. Teaching your kid to be asshole by following your lead is not a noble cause.

I would guess the teacher would be up for the debate, if your little mini me wasn’t such a dick about it. You just reinforced the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

Congrats? You showed total disrespect to prove a point which at best could a learning moment, more likely your just wrong. Awesome life lesson for your son.

You’ll never see it this way, which is unfortunate.
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The question qualified the passing of the 2nd place person by saying he passed the 2nd place person. It did not say he moved past him being a lap behind so the teacher is correct. You can’t add unknown scenarios to a question, even one designed to test your logic. The question was clear that the subject passed the 2’d position runner. That clearly identifies that there are no outside considerations such as the 3rd place being a lap behind, for if he was, he wouldn’t have “passed” him in the context of a race.
Who said anything about this being a race among runners? Jersus said he gave us the exact phrasing of the question in Post #1. There is no mention of the type of race- foot, horse, car, airplane, etc. You are adding unknown scenarios to a question..
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post


It is obvious the teacher was flat out wrong. All my son did was defend his answer, which indeed was the correct answer.

Maybe you would roll over and be a conformist, but I will stand and defend what is correct.

If anyone was disrespectful it was the teacher for being closed minded and not recognizing her error.

You have just confirmed that you are the parent of a kid that does no wrong, just like I said earlier in this meaningless thread. Your reply here shows the kind of parent you are and I can tell you what kind of kid you're raising.
Pitiful society beware.
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by nibble View Post
You have just confirmed that you are the parent of a kid that does no wrong, just like I said earlier in this meaningless thread. Your reply here shows the kind of parent you are and I can tell you what kind of kid you're raising.
Pitiful society beware.
Nailed it.
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Originally Posted by BLUESMAN View Post
... That is the lesson you both wonít learn.
Fify
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Old 06-01-2019, 07:53 AM
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Not enough information can be used for anything. "What if a meteor falls out of the heavens and strikes the number 1 runner.....then you would be the number one runner after passing the number 2 runner" Didn't think of that did ya teach! There's nothing wrong with not being a conformist but you also have to be functional in society.

My kids have dealt with some real loser teachers. My lesson to them is to get used to it. They are going to deal with a lot of dbags in authority as they go into life. They better learn how to deal with them.
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