TeenSthrnAccent is taking a computer course in high school. The curriculum guide description says:
Several of his classes (this one Calculus and Biology) are like this, either Honors, AP and/or Dual Credit for college and high school.
And while it isn’t a course requirement to have it at home, they use MS Powerpoint in the class for projects and homework. We don’t have Powerpoint on our home computer and can’t afford to run right out and get it. TeenSthrnAccent last night told me the instructor told him to go on the internet and get a bootleg copy. :eek:
Clearly TSA knows this is wrong and he won’t be doing it.
This is a class he did not need to graduate. However he really wanted to take it. He says it will give him a certification that will make it possible for him to be more gainfully employed right out of high school and through college.
However, I’m a bit put out that the instructor told him to do this. Having been a high school student in the distant past, I know that if I suggest to the teacher and/or the administration that his advice was inappropriate I’m shooting my own kid in the foot as he’s got this class for the remainder of the year. I know there are good and great teachers out there, but there are plenty who are vindictive people who could and would make a school year miserably difficult if crossed.
Does anyone have constructive suggestions? What would you do?