Photo: Mother Outraged Daughter Given "Award" for Having Most Excuses for Not Having Homework
An Arizona student was given an award her mother was not only not proud of, but also angered by.
Cassandra Garcia, 8, was reportedly “humiliated” when her teacher presented her with the “Catastrophe Award” for having the highest number of excuses for not having her homework.
The award was given to Garcia on May 18 at the Desert Springs Academy in Tucson. When she brought it home to show her mother, Christina Valdez, she was not happy.
“I think it’s cruel and no child should be given an award like this, Valdez told UPI sources. “It’s disturbing.”
The recognition, which was signed and dated by the teacher, Ms. Plowman, reads:
Awarded to Cassandra Garcia
For Most Excuses for Not Having Homework
When Valdez called to complain, she claims the principal blew her off, saying the award was a joke and that teachers often joke around with students.