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Testing the Teacher

family, Life as it is

At some point, we have probably all wondered it.  How much is the teacher really reading of each essay that every student turns in? Does the teacher really read every word, or does the teacher just focus on a few sections of the essay?

Apparently my son tried to find an answer to this mystery. This is his one-page essay I found:

Romeo and Juliet

Juliet probably felt angry at her parents since she still loves and respects them, but she’s trying to be with Romeo, not Paris. Blah. Other things, various words. Capulets and the Montegues, drinks potion, marry Paris.

She also probably resents the Nurse for thinking she should marry Paris. On another note, vrei sa pleci dar nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma iei, nu ma, nu ma, nu ma iei. That has no relevance, and the nurse thinks the plan will fail.

Paris is in an awkward position, since Juliet is already married. On a complete random streak – I see a little silhouetto of a man, Scaramouche, scaramouche will you do the fandango. Juliet doesn’t want to mary Paris. (Shakespeare 404)

Juliet trusts Friar Lawrence enough to take his potion, and when you’re down and looking for some cheering up, then just head right on up to the candy mountain cave. Charlie was robbed of his kidneys and Juliet drank the potion.

His score on this essay? 100

What, exactly is a parent to do here? Hacking the teacher probably isn’t the right thing to do, but then again, he did get an A. What would you do?