When this school asked students to evaluate their school and their teachers, they probably weren’t expecting to be accused of a war crime by an 11-year-old girl.
Many schools and classrooms hand out evaluation forms to the students for informal feedback. Sure, kids routinely say that they “hate school,” but if there was something the school could do to improve, most of them would.
When Mason Cross’ 11-year-old daughter filled out her evaluation form, she had some serious issues with the way her classroom was handled in times of stress. Her teacher would punish the entire class for something only a few students did wrong – also known as “collective punishment” – a war crime under the 1949 Geneva Convention.
Not use collective punishment as it is not fair on the many people who did nothing and under the 1949 Geneva Conventions it is a war crime,” she wrote.
Her father posted the snapshot on Twitter, saying that his daughter was 11-going-on-47.
a) yes, feedback solicited and provided
b) very legitimate point, politely made
c) also cheeky
He bought her two ice cream cones after comments couldn’t decide if she should be grounded for disrespect or rewarded for being so clever.
Obviously, he agreed with her. There’s still no word from the school – but we figured that they had probably gotten a laugh out of it.
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