June 05, 2006

Stupidest Cheater EVER

As many of you know, my sweet husband is a high school teacher.  He is currently teaching 4 classes of Earth Science to 9-12 graders at his school.

One of his grading policies is that students MAY turn in late work for partial credit before the end of the quarter, and he is more than happy to give any student a progress report showing their score on each assignment and including a list of what is missing at any time.

Recently, one student, hereafter known as Ms. I (for Idiot) was told of several assignments she was missing, and she assured my husband that they had been turned in, and she would bring the graded assignments in this week as proof that he had somehow not recorded them.

So today she turns in 7 or 8 assignments, all with the same interesting characteristic.  The top right corner of each assignment was torn off.  As you may recall from your own school days or from your kids' homework, that's usually the place where you write your name, date, and class number.  Except for one, and on that one the name written in the name blank is scratched out and her name is written below.

Her name was written wherever she could fit it in.

Also, each assignment is in a different pen/pencil, although all of the places where she has written her name are in the SAME black pen.  However, more interestingly, each assignment was in a DIFFERENT HANDWRITING. 

I really don't know how she expected to get away with it.  I mean HONESTLY.  Idiot.

Posted by caltechgirl at June 5, 2006 04:53 PM | TrackBack

LOL! Give the chica some credit, she's got balls. She's obviously well on her way to a career of trying to cheat "the system". Good for your hubby for not letting her get away with it.

Posted by: Janette at June 5, 2006 05:02 PM

Holy crap.
The only thing worse than a complete idiot is one who thinks everyone else is as stunningly stupid as they are.
F F F F F for Ms. I, for the whole year. Send the moron back to third grade, do not pass go, do not collect squat.
I could never be a teacher because something like that would make me want to slap the stupid girl! And mercilessly taunt her for being an idiot!

Posted by: Beth at June 5, 2006 05:07 PM

ha ha!
you mean that didn't work for her?

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at June 6, 2006 04:36 AM

Gotta admit, at least it took guts. She should get some credit for that. ;)

Posted by: oddybobo at June 6, 2006 05:54 AM

I bet she would make a good Democrat!

Posted by: Greta (Hooah Wife) at June 6, 2006 05:56 AM

The sad part is, we had a teacher at my high school who fell for that scheme several times from some of my classmates.

Posted by: Carmen at June 6, 2006 06:05 AM


Gutsy would be getting them all from the same person so that at least the handwriting would match - but still, how do you explain away the corners? The dog ate it?

I taught HS for a year, that was it for my patience level. People who can stick with it are saints. Period.

Posted by: beth at June 6, 2006 07:34 AM

She deserves to be expelled.

There is no excuse for that. It isn't even funny. The fact that she thinks she could get away with proves how dumb she is. But she isn't alone!

When I was in grade school, we had writing assignments where we had to read a card and then finish the story in our own words. No big deal, right?

One of my stories was particularly good, so the teacher read it aloud, put a gold star on it, and hung it up in the classroom. Two weeks later, the class screw-up who was constantly getting into trouble copied my story word-for-word and handed it in. Pure plagiarism. What did the teacher do?

She put a gold star on it and hung it up next to mine.

At least she was consistent...

The moral of this story: The world is full of idiots.

Posted by: Phoenix at June 6, 2006 09:16 AM

Apparently she missed the day when the other kids learned about "having a clue!" That's baaaaad.

Posted by: Marie at June 6, 2006 10:55 AM

In contra response to Greta - sounds like the kid would make a good U.S. president.

Posted by: Deacon Bakke at June 15, 2006 08:38 AM