Hard work pays off??
April 12, 2014 § 4 Comments
A big motto in our house is “hardwork pays off.” We actually say this often.
What about when it doesn’t? What about when your kid goes to school and works hard everyday but none of that is reflected in her report card? My daughter works as hard as other kids. Sometimes harder! But when it’s report card time she gets a report card full of 1s (4 is the highest grade) because she is in special education. I have NEVER been able to share my daughters report card with her. I have never been able to put it on the fridge and feel proud by the hard work represented, instead I quickly stash it away in hopes that she will never see it or ask for an explanation. It effects my son as well. I hide his report card too. I praise him privately but I never want to rub it in her face.
When I’ve discussed this with the school their response is “Well Mrs Gallagher, the progress note from special education is her report card.” OMG – equal treatment ? NO! This is a case of different treatment.
There has got to be a better way!
I know not all towns are like mine. I know that at the school I work at report cards are carefully crafted with long narratives as well as numerical grades for each child. I like that!