> From: ricki fromkin[SMTP:fromkinr]
> Reply To: fromkinr
> Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 1999 9:39 PM
> To: VKlimTruax
> Cc: THEGREEN99; artsednet.edu
> Subject: Re: 2-point perspective
> VKlimTruax wrote:
> > Sounds as if someone else has problems with suspensions and
> absences. This is
> > the sixth week of classes and already I have students with nine and
> > absences. They don't care and neither do the parents. Our absence
> policy is a
> > joke. Up to 30 absences if they have "medical reasons". Don't you
> get steamed
> > over continuity problems? And then they come in and get in your face
> and say
> > "What did we do when I was out?"
> > I'm afraid I am not usually very nice to some of the darlings. My
> > reply is "Why, sweetie, we just sat and waited until you came back."
> Then I
> > tell them to wait until the rest of the class is doing what I
> assigned and if
> > I can catch them up, I will.
> > vkt
> I don't know what to think.. I've never experienced such blatant
> disrespect for everyone and everything as I have with my students over
> the last few weeks. It's truly unbelievable. I'm at a loss for words
> as to what to say about the situation.