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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6570 on: January 22, 2013, 02:37:56 PM »
From a column in today's San Francisco Chronicle. It's a tale that wags the dogma

It's the first item in the column. It's a little convoluted & I had to read it a couple of times to get it. A parent has found a great private school, however, "the website seems to stress the Catholic dogma," which as the columnist notes, shouldn't be too surprising, since it's a Catholic school. The parent wonders if there will be enough agnostics involved with the school to "make us feel comfortable."

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6571 on: January 22, 2013, 02:41:06 PM »
From a column in today's San Francisco Chronicle. It's a tale that wags the dogma

It's the first item in the column. It's a little convoluted & I had to read it a couple of times to get it. A parent has found a great private school, however, "the website seems to stress the Catholic dogma," which as the columnist notes, shouldn't be too surprising, since it's a Catholic school. The parent wonders if there will be enough agnostics involved with the school to "make us feel comfortable."

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6572 on: January 22, 2013, 02:44:08 PM »
From a column in today's San Francisco Chronicle. It's a tale that wags the dogma

It's the first item in the column. It's a little convoluted & I had to read it a couple of times to get it. A parent has found a great private school, however, "the website seems to stress the Catholic dogma," which as the columnist notes, shouldn't be too surprising, since it's a Catholic school. The parent wonders if there will be enough agnostics involved with the school to "make us feel comfortable."

I think my brain just broke..

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6573 on: January 22, 2013, 02:54:28 PM »
From a column in today's San Francisco Chronicle. It's a tale that wags the dogma

It's the first item in the column. It's a little convoluted & I had to read it a couple of times to get it. A parent has found a great private school, however, "the website seems to stress the Catholic dogma," which as the columnist notes, shouldn't be too surprising, since it's a Catholic school. The parent wonders if there will be enough agnostics involved with the school to "make us feel comfortable."

I'm an agnostic myself, and I'll be the first to say: what a twit.  Seriously, you don't send your child to Our Lady Of Everlasting Catholicism and expect a secular education!
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6574 on: January 22, 2013, 03:02:03 PM »
From a column in today's San Francisco Chronicle. It's a tale that wags the dogma

It's the first item in the column. It's a little convoluted & I had to read it a couple of times to get it. A parent has found a great private school, however, "the website seems to stress the Catholic dogma," which as the columnist notes, shouldn't be too surprising, since it's a Catholic school. The parent wonders if there will be enough agnostics involved with the school to "make us feel comfortable."

I think my brain just broke..

This doesn't surprise me. The only private high school in the town I grew up in was a Catholic high school. Every year there were parents upset and writting to the local newspaper about how the Private Catholic school required classes in religion to graduate.

I went to one of the three public high schools...no religion classes required.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6575 on: January 22, 2013, 03:07:41 PM »
From a column in today's San Francisco Chronicle. It's a tale that wags the dogma

It's the first item in the column. It's a little convoluted & I had to read it a couple of times to get it. A parent has found a great private school, however, "the website seems to stress the Catholic dogma," which as the columnist notes, shouldn't be too surprising, since it's a Catholic school. The parent wonders if there will be enough agnostics involved with the school to "make us feel comfortable."

I'm an agnostic myself, and I'll be the first to say: what a twit.  Seriously, you don't send your child to Our Lady Of Everlasting Catholicism and expect a secular education!
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6576 on: January 22, 2013, 03:11:54 PM »
Oh boy, my mother tried to enroll me in an all-girls' Catholic school when I was a kid.  The head of the school interviewed us and asked which church we attended.  Mum said blithely "Oh, we don't go to church.  We're not religious."  The head paused and said diplomatically "That might be a problem ..."   The thing that killed me was that Mum was EXTREMELY indignant at this response!

ladyknight's resume story reminded me of when a friend of a friend was looking for work.  She asked if I'd mind taking a peek at her resume to see if I could suggest any improvements.  Well ... to be blunt, her resume was terrible.  It was far too long (five pages), had a lot of unnecessary information (such as that she was a non-smoker), typos, bad grammar, you name it.    Trying to be as tactful as possible (because I didn't want to come right out and say "Yo,  your resume sucks"), I offered some constructive criticism.  She listened to what I had to say and that said "Ehhh, I think I'll just leave it as is."

'Kay ...

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6577 on: January 22, 2013, 03:34:49 PM »
My youngest sister in law is a high school English teacher, posted a picture on FB that made my brain hurt.  It's a picture of a late assignment turned in by one of her students (name and student ID not in the shot).  Under the question, "Why is this assignment late?" the student's only answer is YOLO.  Nothing else.  Why someone would think this is an acceptable answer is beyond me.  My SIL circled it and wrote "Really?" next to it.  I'm wondering how much credit the student will actually get.
If a student writes YOLO, they should at least follow it up by telling you what special thing they did instead of doing that assignment.

I always ask. It's always computer games. Sigh.
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6578 on: January 22, 2013, 03:47:02 PM »
My youngest sister in law is a high school English teacher, posted a picture on FB that made my brain hurt.  It's a picture of a late assignment turned in by one of her students (name and student ID not in the shot).  Under the question, "Why is this assignment late?" the student's only answer is YOLO.  Nothing else.  Why someone would think this is an acceptable answer is beyond me.  My SIL circled it and wrote "Really?" next to it.  I'm wondering how much credit the student will actually get.
If a student writes YOLO, they should at least follow it up by telling you what special thing they did instead of doing that assignment.

I always ask. It's always computer games. Sigh.

Facepalm! I would at least expect skydiving, an episode of debauchery worthy of the ancient Romans, or being whisked away in the TARDIS!

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6579 on: January 22, 2013, 03:50:10 PM »
I used the TARDIS excuse once.  My teacher accepted the excuse, but marked me off a percentage that was coincidentally the same as one would get on a late paper for not bringing him back photographs of the alien race that built the pyramids.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6580 on: January 22, 2013, 03:52:12 PM »
I used the TARDIS excuse once.  My teacher accepted the excuse, but marked me off a percentage that was coincidentally the same as one would get on a late paper for not bringing him back photographs of the alien race that built the pyramids.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6581 on: January 22, 2013, 03:54:38 PM »
From a column in today's San Francisco Chronicle. It's a tale that wags the dogma

It's the first item in the column. It's a little convoluted & I had to read it a couple of times to get it. A parent has found a great private school, however, "the website seems to stress the Catholic dogma," which as the columnist notes, shouldn't be too surprising, since it's a Catholic school. The parent wonders if there will be enough agnostics involved with the school to "make us feel comfortable."


I'm an agnostic myself, and I'll be the first to say: what a twit.  Seriously, you don't send your child to Our Lady Of Everlasting Catholicism and expect a secular education!

It sort of reminds me of a co-worker who (being a born but not practicing) wanted to fulfill her childhood dream and get married in her favorite cathedral.  After she was engaged, she was very appalled to find out that they wouldn't be allowed to have a non-Catholic ceremony there.  Because of the popularity, it was pretty much booked solid for weddings and the clergy in charge kept the waiting list shorter by restricting those who could use the venue.

She cried to the rest of us that "they have no right to force their religion on us."

Well, no one's forcing you to use their venue!

The sad thing was that she was so set on it, that she lied to the clergy and put up with a ceremony that she hated just to use the venue.  She complained about it the whole time.  Especially that they didn't let her have her "first-choice" time slot because it conflicted with a regular mass.  She seemed to think "The customer is always right" should apply.

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6582 on: January 22, 2013, 04:02:00 PM »
My youngest sister in law is a high school English teacher, posted a picture on FB that made my brain hurt.  It's a picture of a late assignment turned in by one of her students (name and student ID not in the shot).  Under the question, "Why is this assignment late?" the student's only answer is YOLO.  Nothing else.  Why someone would think this is an acceptable answer is beyond me.  My SIL circled it and wrote "Really?" next to it.  I'm wondering how much credit the student will actually get.
If a student writes YOLO, they should at least follow it up by telling you what special thing they did instead of doing that assignment.

I always ask. It's always computer games. Sigh.

Facepalm! I would at least expect skydiving, an episode of debauchery worthy of the ancient Romans, or being whisked away in the TARDIS!

See, those would be worth it. Except the TARDIS. The TARDIS could *totally* get you back in time to do your assignment, so that's no excuse...
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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6583 on: January 22, 2013, 04:17:11 PM »
My youngest sister in law is a high school English teacher, posted a picture on FB that made my brain hurt.  It's a picture of a late assignment turned in by one of her students (name and student ID not in the shot).  Under the question, "Why is this assignment late?" the student's only answer is YOLO.  Nothing else.  Why someone would think this is an acceptable answer is beyond me.  My SIL circled it and wrote "Really?" next to it.  I'm wondering how much credit the student will actually get.
If a student writes YOLO, they should at least follow it up by telling you what special thing they did instead of doing that assignment.

I always ask. It's always computer games. Sigh.

Facepalm! I would at least expect skydiving, an episode of debauchery worthy of the ancient Romans, or being whisked away in the TARDIS!

See, those would be worth it. Except the TARDIS. The TARDIS could *totally* get you back in time to do your assignment, so that's no excuse...

Depends on which version of the Doctor is driving it - both 9 and 11 are a bit apt to miss their time-targets...

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Re: Exchanges with People that Make Your Brain Hurt
« Reply #6584 on: January 22, 2013, 04:24:18 PM »
My youngest sister in law is a high school English teacher, posted a picture on FB that made my brain hurt.  It's a picture of a late assignment turned in by one of her students (name and student ID not in the shot).  Under the question, "Why is this assignment late?" the student's only answer is YOLO.  Nothing else.  Why someone would think this is an acceptable answer is beyond me.  My SIL circled it and wrote "Really?" next to it.  I'm wondering how much credit the student will actually get.
If a student writes YOLO, they should at least follow it up by telling you what special thing they did instead of doing that assignment.

I always ask. It's always computer games. Sigh.

When I was in school, late assignments were rarely accepted, and when they were, it was only with a very good (usually parent-verified) excuse. If randomly-late assignments were accepted at all, they were docked points per day late.

I like the idea of making them write a page (specify font, line spacing, and type size) on why their paper was late as a condition of being allowed to turn in a late assignment at all, even for a reduced grade. Maybe require a parent to sign off on that page as well, just to make sure they're in the loop. Too busy playing WoW to do your homework? Now you have to do MORE if you want ANY credit! And get your Mom/Dad to OK it!  >:D

It's evil, but potentially effective. I would hope. Either that or a bunch of kids fail. (Gamer kids worldwide just started planning parties to celebrate the fact that I'm not a teacher.)
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