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The recent misspelled name post reminded me of this gem. Lets go… 
30th-Jul-2008 05:47 pm
The recent misspelled name post reminded me of this gem.

Lets go back 20 some-odd years to kindergarden. We were learning how to write our names. My name is spelled Jaime, as opposed to Jamie. Not only did the teacher tell my I was spelling my name wrong, she called my parents and threatened to fail me because I refused to spell my name Jamie. When my parents told her my name is in fact spelled Jaime, she refused to listen. She even took the time to yell at my parents and tell them they were wrong for teaching me to read and write before kindergarden(both activities that I loved to do when I was that young). The teacher then told the principal that my parents were undermining her teachings and filed a complaint with the superintendent of the district. This resulted in a meeting between the super, my parents, and the teacher. All was resolved when my parents showed my birth certificate that in fact had my name spelled Jaime.

It boggles my mind that the teacher had to go that far just to be told by her bosses' boss I had in fact been spelling my own name right. Then to tell my parents it was wrong to teach me basic reading and writing? I mean come on. Seriously.
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1st-Aug-2008 04:51 am (UTC) - Kids in elementary school used to try to scare me
by telling me that in Middle School you could get detention for haviong books at lunch. I was terrified, since I spent most of my lunch reading. Eventually I figured out that the rule was designed to keep kids from doing homework in lunch, not to keep bookworms from reading.
2nd-Aug-2008 07:50 am (UTC) - Re: Kids in elementary school used to try to scare me
That seems unfair. A kid should be able to do homework at lunch if they want to, especially considering that some kids can't do homework at home. A girl in my junior high had several siblings that she was basically raising, so she had to do all of her work at school or fail. :/
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