I need some help in dealing with N.’s mother. N. (as I have mentioned many times before) is incredibly bright and well spoken. He NEEDS to be challenged. I’ve encouraged him to sign up for the AP classes our school offers this summer (he’ll be going into 11th grade). In order to do this, he needs 2 letters of recommendation and a parent signature. The same day I told him this, he brought me THREE glowing letters of recommendation. I told him all he had to do was get the parent signature, and we would be all set.
He took the paper home.
He told his mom he wants to go to college and this will save him a lot of money in the long run (which is exactly what I told him to explain to her).
He showed her the letters of recommendation from his teachers.
He told her the class only ran through July, and he would need to be at the school from 8:30-12 each day.
You would think most parents would hug their child, tell them they were proud, SOMETHING. Here’s what the mother said:
“I’m not signing this. I don’t know why you’re bothering with this college stuff, because it’s not like you’re going to graduate from high school anyway.”
What do I do????????????