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Old 11-30-2019, 07:38 PM
 
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So last year, I had this boy in my class. The boy was horrible, behaviorally and academically. He refused to do any work, including turning in tests blank. His MAP scores were at grade level, slightly above (like 50-60th percentile, so he can do it). His behavior was not only disruptive but sexual in nature. I had to send him to the office and report things almost daily. Mom was supportive in words, but not necessarily in action and when push came to shove, she sided with her son, especially as the year went by. I no longer work at that school for a long laundry list of reasons.

Anyway, I bumped into the mom today. Actually, not really. We were in a big place where there were a ton of people and she sought me out. She told me she just wanted me to know that her son has all As and Bs this year. I just smiled and said "well that's great! Good for him!" She said it like "haha, it's your fault, it's just you" type way. Well, little does she know, the school never closed my online grade book account. Well, I checked his grades after this because I felt it was near impossible he would have As and Bs seeing he never does anything and doesn't behave. Sure enough, I log in. I can't see his first quarter grades anymore, but I can see that is 1st grade GPA is a 2.2. In quarter 2, his highest grade is a C. He is a C, a C- and all the rest are Fs. Low Fs.

As and Bs, mom, huh?

Sorry this just frustrates me.

At the same time, I feel a little vindicated.


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Old 11-30-2019, 07:48 PM
 
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Donít let it frustrate you, you know the truth and mom is either is denial or flat out lying to you. Regardless the kid is going to be her problem for many, many years.
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Old 11-30-2019, 07:52 PM
 
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Unfortunately, he may have all Aís and Bís. A lot of teachers give up with those kids especially if they have difficult parents. They do what is necessary to keep the parent out of their hair and make those of us that assess honestly look like the bad guy.
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She would not be the first parent
Old 12-01-2019, 08:06 AM
 
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who chose to lie about her child rather than deal with the truth.

What a creepy mom. Sorry you had to listen to her lies.
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Manipulative mom
Old 12-02-2019, 06:51 PM
 
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That's really sad No wonder the kid doesn't give his best. Mom is the worst kind of manipulator.

I'm glad you felt vindicated though. I can relate to that!


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Old 12-02-2019, 07:37 PM
 
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Mom sounds like a real pain in the butt but wow...do you not see how looking up the grades for a student you do not teach, at a school you no longer work at, is not a serious breach of ethics and confidentiality? I would definitely keep this under wraps if I were you.
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I have to agree.
Old 12-03-2019, 11:27 AM
 
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This is a serious FERPA violation. You need to contact that school immediately and tell them that they need to close your account.
If discovered you could be fired, or even have charges filed against you!
That notwithstanding, it's a gross ethical breach.
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