It only gets worse from there.
Turn off the TV for once and pay attention.
The math we do is really easy. If your child is either too lazy or too stupid to finish it in class, I'm sending it home so that you can work with them and judge for yourself whether it is laziness or idiocy that inhibits your child's progress. We do part of it in class. How on earth they can NOT finish it is beyond me, but please help them with the part that we do NOT do in class. If your child is one of the mediocre few who excels on the homework, please contratulate them with a warm handshake or perhaps a halfhearted high-five, since finishing this homework is the equivalent of a twenty-year-old wanting to be congratulated for knowing how to tie his shoes....
The parents of children attending Litchfield Elementary School in Litchfield Park, Arizona actually did receive such a message, KPNX-TV News reported yesterday. Oddly enough, the fact that it was a joke intended for faculty members only doesn't seem to have mollified its unintended recipients. Litchfield's principal has been put on administrative leave and school superintendent Dr. Julianne Lein called every parent individually to apologize.