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Old 12-07-2013, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Southern Illinois
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Mine always said, "Does not work up to full potential."
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Old 04-18-2015, 01:03 PM
 
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just reading through mine again last night and my Art teacher from year 7 didnt like me one bit saying that i had a real problem with art and pencils used to go missing every lesson - never liked art.
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Old 04-18-2015, 10:43 PM
 
Location: midwest
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Nothing I remember on a report card.

A nun told me in 8th grade, "You will get into a good high school but you won't do well."

I got into what was regarded as a good high school. My freshman year I got straight D's in religion and straight A's in math. No comment on the report cards that I recall.

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Old 04-18-2015, 11:26 PM
 
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These are actual comments made on students' report cards by teachers in the New York City public school system.
Hehe thankfully none of mine said all that about me..... They did say alot that I talked too much,etc...........
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:57 AM
 
Location: On the brink of WWIII
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These are actual comments made on students' report cards by teachers in the New York City public school system. All teachers were reprimanded, supposedly.
1. Since my last report, your child has reached rock bottom and has started to dig.
2. I would not allow this student to breed.
3. Your child has delusions of adequacy.
4. Your son is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot.
5. Your son sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them.
6. The student has a 'full six-pack' but lacks the plastic thing to hold it all together.
7. This child has been working with glue too much.
8. When your daughter's IQ reaches 50, she should sell.
9. The gates are down, the lights are flashing, but the train isn't coming..
10. If this student were any more stupid, he'd have to be watered twice a week.
11. It's impossible to believe the sperm that created this child beat out 1,000,000 others.
12. The wheel is turning but the hamster is definitely dead.
I think I had some variation of most of these at one time or another..particularly #7.
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:12 AM
 
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I had terrible reports at school (still have the cards). Anyway, 40 years on and I was helping the school out with some fundraising (private school). I happened to comment to the Principal that I was a terrible student (which I was). He replied that just about every 'successful' former pupil he encounters says the same thing.
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I don't recall the teacher ever writing anything on my report cards.
I guess I was a nonentity in school.
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Old 04-20-2015, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Primary school reports usually commented on my "special" friendship with my best friend and how we always distracted each other from our work (they still kept putting us in the same class though!)

Secondary/high school reports mostly commented on me being clever but too cheeky. My general studies teacher said I had a very dry wit that was endearing to all but gave the impression that I wasn't serious about the work....of course I wasn't serious about it, general studies was a complete waste of time!
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Old 04-26-2015, 10:07 AM
 
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"has more potential" ="your child is painfully mediocre"
"doesn't participate enough in class"="doesn't have enough personality"
and the renowned classic-"falls asleep in class"

it's a well known fact in my school that the comments teachers put in report cards are just fancily polished complaints. I did get the occasional "makes relevant points in class" and "works very hard" but only for my favorite classes, like history and english.
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Old 04-27-2015, 12:44 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Calvert Hall '62 View Post
These are actual comments made on students' report cards by teachers in the New York City public school system. All teachers were reprimanded, supposedly.
1. Since my last report, your child has reached rock bottom and has started to dig.
2. I would not allow this student to breed.
3. Your child has delusions of adequacy.
4. Your son is depriving a village somewhere of an idiot.
5. Your son sets low personal standards and then consistently fails to achieve them.
6. The student has a 'full six-pack' but lacks the plastic thing to hold it all together.
7. This child has been working with glue too much.
8. When your daughter's IQ reaches 50, she should sell.
9. The gates are down, the lights are flashing, but the train isn't coming..
10. If this student were any more stupid, he'd have to be watered twice a week.
11. It's impossible to believe the sperm that created this child beat out 1,000,000 others.
12. The wheel is turning but the hamster is definitely dead.

Bwahahahahahaha!

Maybe some public school teachers aren't so bad after all.
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