Parents Fuming Over Text Message Homework

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  1. sherri79

    sherri79 Former Member

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    Some parents in Grand Prairie are fuming after a math teacher sent sixth-grade students home with a lesson on text messaging abbreviations that included such terms as “Nude in Front of the Computer,” among other questionable phrases.

    Sixth graders at Jackson Middle School were assigned by a math teacher to decode twenty popular text messaging abbreviations.

    Some of the other codes included POS: Parent Over Shoulder and KPC: Keeping Parents Clueless.

    Students were also directed to a Web site that included such codes as GYPO: Get Your Pants Off and IWSN: I Want Sex Now. http://www.myfoxdfw.com/myfox/pages...ale=EN-US&layoutCode=TSTY&pageId=1.1.1&sflg=1
     
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  3. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    I'll have to check to see if this is the local teacher that assigned porn search homework to students here.
     
  4. angelmom

    angelmom The love stays...forever in our hearts

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    6th grade??? I'd be pissed off too! My kids (5th and 7th) are clueless on texting.

    This goes in the bonehead teacher file.

    :doh:
     
  5. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    It's the new algebra:
    GYPO + IWSN = POP


    (Pissed Off Parents)
     
  6. SadieMae

    SadieMae Former Member

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    :laugh: :laugh:
    The teacher is a bonehead...What does text messaging have to do with math anyway.
     
  7. angelmom

    angelmom The love stays...forever in our hearts

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    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
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    txsvicki New Member

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    The teacher could possibly be more than a bonehead, but trying to start text messaging some students and grooming them. Crazier things have happened.
     
  9. LinasK

    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    That was my initial thought too, that this teacher is a pedophile! Why else teach such expressions??? That's not necessary in teaching students to be techno-savvy.
     
  10. eve

    eve New Member

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    Parents are the ones who need lessons, not students! My son (15) did over 3000 texts last month :eek: (new phone-new girlfriend) Good God.

    Eve
     
  11. Rino

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    I hear you. Mine are not allowed at that age, and the older ones pay for their own.
     
  12. ljwf22

    ljwf22 Reality continues to ruin my life.

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    Was any action taken by the administration?
     
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    eve New Member

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    Yup, we're doing some serious talking about it, I can tell you.

    Eve
     
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    sherri79 Former Member

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    the school refuses to say.
     

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