Why Did This Teacher Write ‘WTF?’ on Student’s Homework [OPINION]
Melinda Smith says her son returned home with a science homework assignment that was graded "WTF is this? Absolutely no credit." Her son's Florida teacher may face disciplinary action.
First ... Let's get the obvious out of the way. A teacher shouldn't be writing a phrase that is an abbreviation for a curse word on a student's homework. That was a poor choice of words.
Now ... Let's unpack what I consider to be the real issue here. This must have been one POORLY completed assignment. For a teacher to write such a cringe-worthy phrase on a paper, it must have really been a doozy!
And this is only an assumption on my part: I'll bet this is not the first curse-word-inspiring assignment this student has turned in. We're at the end of the school year, and it's not much of a leap to assume that this student has been turning in crap like this all year. And might there be some behavior issues as well? I'll go with 'Yes.'
Is this yet another example of a student's bad behavior being turned around and projected onto a teacher?
I'd be willing to be bet that Ms. Smith is a mother who asks teachers, "Why did you give my son a failing grade?" when she should be asking her son, "How did you earn a failing grade?"
WJHG-TV reports that it is unclear what action the boy's teacher may face. How about a slap on the wrist with instructions to think before you write next time.
And how about instructions to the kid to actually put a little effort into his homework assignments and stop being a pain in the ass. Excuse me, pain in the butt. God forbid we offend anyone.