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WHAT THE TEACHER SAYS…WHAT THEY REALLY MEAN

Political correctness is shaping how teachers talk to parents.

Let me translate for you.

•Your son has a remarkable ability in gathering needed information from his classmates. (He was caught cheating on a test).

• Karen is an endless fund of energy and viability. (The hyperactive monster can’t stay seated for five minutes).

• Fantastic imagination! Unmatched in his capacity for blending fact with fiction. (He’s definitely one of the biggest liars I have ever met).

• Margie exhibits a casual, relaxed attitude to school, indicating that high expectations don’t intimidate her. (The lazy thing hasn’t done one assignment all semester).

• Her athletic ability is marvelous. Superior hand-eye coordination. (The little creep stung me with a rubber band from 15 feet away).

• Nick thrives on interaction with his peers. (Your son needs to stop socializing and start working).

• Your daughter’s greatest asset is her demonstrative public discussions. (Classroom lawyer! Why is it that every time I explain an assignment she creates a class argument).

• John enjoys the thrill of engaging challenges with his peers. (He’s a bully).

• An adventurous nature lover who rarely misses opportunities to explore new territory. (Your daughter was caught skipping school at the fishing pond).

• I am amazed at her tenacity in retaining her youthful personality. (She’s so immature that we’ve run out of diapers).

• Unlike some students who hide their emotion, Charles is very expressive and open. (He must have written the Whiner’s Guide).

• I firmly believe that her intellectual and emotional progress would be enhanced through a year’s repetition of her learning environment. (Regretfully, we believe that she is not ready for high school and must repeat the 8th grade).

• Her exuberant verbosity is awesome! (A mouth that never stops yacking).