Thursday, October 28, 2010

I Don't Get It, Part 2

So I'm still mulling over this "strikes" business, and the more I think about it, the madder I get, which is not a good sign.  I checked with my daughter and she confirmed my suspicion that while it's possible for kids to get "strikes", there is no mechanism for a kid to get a "hit". 

In other words, here's a system where any mistake or slip-up a kid might make will be carefully tallied as a "strike", but if they perform well, there's no particular recognition of that.  How is this anything but de-motivating?

Why does anyone think this is a good idea?


  1. Suburban Chicken FarmerOctober 29, 2010 at 9:06 AM

    Maybe the strike thing is really three free passes/chances. It seems like teachers, schools try to have a procedures and policies for everything.

    I think you could give your daughter permission to sign quizzes on your behalf from now on.

  2. SCF, that's the solution of last resort for me, sort of like the "fake it" solution. I'd rather get a change on the school side. We'll see ...