Skip to main content

View Diary: Music Teacher Fired Because Of ELA/Math Test Scores (132 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  My 4th grader (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    zenbassoon, Cassandra Waites

    Has been forced to write a page about a different art style each week as homework for art class. The teacher hates it, the kids hate it, parents hate it. She just goes to Duckster and copies the page.

    Now as for the testing and the dependence on related arts for ELA and Math scores that is a state initiative, not a CC requirement. We have that here in TN.

    As a music ed major I had to take "Reading in the Content Area". I explained to the instructor I did not teach anyone to read. It took me a while to convince her to base my assignments on reading musical notation instead books about band, chorus, and orchestra.

    •  In other words, no one is even trying... (6+ / 0-)

      ...and you're allowing your child to cheat on the assignments?

      Wow.

      The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

      by wesmorgan1 on Tue May 06, 2014 at 10:59:33 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  And the instructor ought not to (0+ / 0-)

        have capitulated.  I’m reminded of the folks who think that demonstrating knowledge of a programming language ought to count towards a foreign language requirement.

      •  pretty much (0+ / 0-)

        but cheating? How about taking this as seriously as it deserves to be taken? She has Tourette's and other related issues. We have two tutors. We spend enough time on academics each week that to have her independently research (the art teacher asks them to "find" information), write and evaluate materials for an "art" exercise that no one really cares about is not a priority for us :-) We are not alone.Copying words from a web page may not be what the CC has in mind but is not a violation of what the teacher asks for her to do.

        •  Translation - "everyone does it"? (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          sethtriggs
          Copying words from a web page may not be what the CC has in mind but is not a violation of what the teacher asks for her to do.
          Are you saying that the teacher explicitly approves of cut-and-paste plagiarism?

          If so, the problem isn't in the standard.

          The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

          by wesmorgan1 on Tue May 06, 2014 at 02:06:26 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  Whatever dude (1+ / 0-)
            Recommended by:
            zenbassoon

            She's in a fourth grader art class writing about art instead of making art. FYI I am a university professor, understand plagiarism and my conscious is clear.

            •  Your "conscious" [sic] may be clear (0+ / 0-)

              But your legal, moral and ethical choices may be open to challenge

              We claim copyright to all information and data that was created by Ducksters or TSI (some content is provided by third party sources).
              http://www.ducksters.com/...

              I'm rather horrified that a university professor would be encouraging or enabling or allowing his own kid to just copy/paste in this way. How do you deal with students in your own classes who submit plagiarized, or bought, work? Do they get to decide on their own whether your assignments are worthy of their time and effort to produce original work?

              “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

              by Catte Nappe on Tue May 06, 2014 at 05:48:07 PM PDT

              [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site