Recently our son was supposed be taking an incomplete as a grade for his Foods class and not attending the class after last week. He was supposed re-take the class at no charge next semester, at night, with a new teacher. His current teacher does not feel she is equipped to teach him and does not feel he is a good fit with her method of teaching.
Fortunately, our son has been miserable in this class for weeks now. From what we can tell the teacher is not teaching the class that he signed up for and has created her own version of the class. The class’s course description indicates it is designed to teach introduction to food preparation and then the next session, which you would take the next semester, is food production. This teacher has decided to go straight to food production, skipping over those pesky food safety and safe handling regulations. And no there are no pre-requisites for this course; it is supposed to be one of the first food classes you take in your journey to a degree.
With the teacher change, that supposedly was pre-approved- well it wasn't. The "new" teacher never got back to the "old" teacher and the boy found out the night before that he was expected to be back in class that next day. WTF?!
Oddly enough, we don't believe the director of the department thinks that way. We have met with him and he has his game on. He does know what would tick parents off and finding out that a course does not match what the kids/parents/scholarships are paying for means that the course and subsequent dipolma are not worth the paper they are printed on. When the cuter half pointed that out, I think he got it and realized that although we are as hard as nails we also are not completely stupid. Ideally we would like to think that he heard what the counselor and teacher were up to and wanted to get the problem sorted out.
At least we hope so.