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Teacher hits back at parent who complained about child who got zero in maths test

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KKr    285
2 hours ago, missoura said:

In 99’ I held the position as an ‘ajarn’ at a prestigious Bangkok university.Class attendance for students was a possible option. If a student was a TV star or the latest monthly model then class was not necessary. Other occasional or no-show students included the football team, other sport teams, the seemingly daily special university activity to celebrate something, rich kids, not feeling well, didn’t have a car excuse, traffic jams and the list goes on. Had a student show up for the final exam. Which was fantastic, I finally got to meet him. He got a zero.

 

But not for the course. There was a committee (that I was not on) to determine the final grade for each class. No idea why. In the end, this one day student received an A for the course. 

 

I also taught a few graduate classes at a large Thailand university. Same, same…

imagine maybe your dentist, medical doctor, architect, civil engineer or even vet comes from such ""university"". , would explain a lot of absolutely hilarious diagnoses .... p.e. broken shoulder (which was a dislocated joint) or "I need to be treated for this disease"  (a chronicle ailment for years already) answered by the good doctor with a: "no you don't have such disease, here is some paracetamol"

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manhood    250

Teachers should make a statistic of all pupils in their class and have all the notes they got: so it is clear also if something goes wrong with either the teacher or and the pupils....The statistic should be open for the pupils in the class and the parents if needed!

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yardrunner    719
4 hours ago, Thaiwrath said:

But has gone on for years, no only in mathematics.

 and now they are changing the rules to reflect the correct exam results and about time

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CNXBKKMAN    1,154

This happens in in many countries not just Thailand and the school will pressurise the teachers to up the grades and scores. Basically the schools priority is getting tuition fees in. The parents are the paying customers and they need to be kept happy. 

        I lived in Melbourne once with students from Hong Kong and Thailand . They were from well off backgrounds and were paying big bucks for a western university degree. Sometimes I was asked for help with assignments and the written English was shocking, often I could make no sense out it. Everyone graduated though. It's a lucrative business. 

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Lemonltr    109
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3 hours ago, worgeordie said:

The parents would have maybe gotten a zero to in a maths test,

they hand the kid over to a teacher thinking its their job to teach

the kid everything,without any input from them the  parents.

 

Buy 5 items @ 8 THB,in a shop.out comes a calculator,to figure out

what 5x8 are,then again to calculate the change required out of 100 THB.

but they would be a lot better than me navigating Facebook or playing

Candy Crush, 

regards worgeordie

"Gotten" are you an American Geordie?

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Mickmouse1    740

How about students who only write their names & exam IDs and the paper empty?😆

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Penicillin    190

It's not just in Thailand . A friend of mine is an elementary school teacher in the USA tasked with trying to educate the kids of illegal immigrants from Mexico. She related her deep frustrations that they wouldn't even do a 5 minute homework assignment, nor did the parents care. 

 

 

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worgeordie    14,925
9 minutes ago, Lemonltr said:

"Gotten" are you an American Geordie?

Only if you are a language teacher

regards worgeordie

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Penicillin    190

The importants of an education is lost on some people , but on the other hand ... and to quote Judge Smales from the movie Caddyshack... "Well, the world needs ditch diggers too"

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Regyai    353

Seems the complainant is geographically retarded as much as his/her offspring are numerically stunted. Needs to understand that their location is in Thailand not the UK where this type of PC mollycoddling nonsense is endemic.

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owl sees all    553
10 minutes ago, Mickmouse1 said:

How about students who only write their names & exam IDs and the paper empty?

I actually did this at school in East London, England, out of protest at being made to sit an test/exam on RI (religious instruction). What I actually protested about was a couple of Jewish kids were exempt from the test.

 

Anyway I scored 3 out of 100. I told my dad how I did. He went to the school and asked how I got 3% for not attempting any questions.

 

One for the correct date; one for spelling name correctly and one for writing RI in the subject box. He was not best amused!!

 

He wrote a letter to the school asking if I could be exempt from any RI and tests in future.

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Oxx    1,212
5 hours ago, darksidedog said:

Give the kids a pass when they can't get a single question right. And what exactly then happens when the kid leaves school?

Is he going to feel good about himself when he is hopelessly unemployable?

 

It all rather depends upon what the family name is.

 

There are plenty of thick, spoilt rich kids across the globe who are hopelessly unemployable but feel extremely good about themselves and live lives of luxury unimaginable for the ordinary kids who studied hard and got good results.

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