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So I have three kids. And they each have seven courses in their school schedules. And each teacher has emailed me a "welcome to the new school year!" email, a "please read the syllabus and electronically sign HERE" email, and now I'm getting a flood of "what a terrific week we've had!" emails.

FROM TWENTY-ONE TEACHERS. Sixty-three! Sixty-three emails from their schools this week! And there is an automated phone call that comes from them weekly, too, from the principals. JFC. [ETA] I even get them from the P.E. teacher at the middle school. WHY DO I NEED UPDATES ON THIS. Trick question! I don't.

Remember when we were kids (people of my age) and parents didn't give a shit unless it was parent-teacher night? Wait, that was probably just my parents. I might be the only person you know of that had to forge signatures on their report card because my mother couldn't be bothered to sign. (And they were As!)

(And I would like to remind you that my mother also wore her wedding dress to my wedding. That story never gets old, man.)

I PLAN ON DRINKING TONIGHT.

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stoney321
Sep. 3rd, 2013 06:11 pm (UTC)
AHAHAHHA, Oh, my Anne-Girl, how I love that you picked up on the aspect that really bugs me the most: SO. INEFFICIENT. I mean, they must have computer science teachers that could code up a better system, right!?

We finally got all of the registration stuff online this year and I could have wept with joy. You only had to make changes, not input everything, if you'd been in the district. OH I WAS SO HAPPY.
peneli
Sep. 8th, 2013 11:02 pm (UTC)
It is on a computer. Teachers don't have access to it because of FERPA, or so we've been told in my district.

Also the information that is IN the school's database? So rarely right. They send home the info form with "please update or just sign if it's right" at the beginning of every school year, but I'm not sure it's entered into the computers in any kind of timely fashion after that. Plus the district uses 3 different systems that only sort of talk to each other through weird kludges they've had people code. It's a mess.

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Reading this? I'm just curious. Because that's really detail-oriented of you. Feel free to stop reading. But you can see that there's more here, so are you going to keep reading? Really? That's pretty dedicated. I'm impressed. No, really. I'm not being sarcastic, why do you get like that? See, this is the problem I have with your mother - yes. YES. I'm going there. It's time we put all of our cards on the table.

I love you, why are you doing this? After all we've been through? You don't have to be like this. You know, still reading. You could be baking a pie. And then sharing it with me.

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