^^ Not necessarily.
Teachers and Principles these days are not always so helpful. I've had jerk teachers before. I needed my inhaler during a test, I was told that if I wanted to waste my time then I was to go ahead and do so. I was recovering from a chest infection.
I've also been bullied in FRONT of a teacher and they did nothing.
It's unfair to assume that the person isn't giving the full story.
Not all teachers are going to be understanding, but there are a lot of great ones out their.
But I do believe the friend should have asked the teachers in advanced for the work. That would have been the more responsible thing to do.
It's also unfair to assume that we ARE getting the full story and bash this teacher because of what one of his/her students says on an online forum. Teachers aren't immune to being insensitive and not understanding, but I don't think we can say one way or another. Regardless, I don't think that we are getting the full story- we're getting it third hand from a friend of the person in question. Nothing from the teacher or principal's point of view.
Just to be clear, I AM telling the full story. The people in charge of my school are, well, they spi isnt be in charge. If you really want examples:
1) if somebody has needs medicine immediately, a parent is supposed to come and administer it, even if its a life or death situation.
2) they do play favorites. If a jock skips school, they won't get detention. If I skip school (im not an athlete) I would get detention.
3) they built a new school (this is our first year) too small for the current student body. People have to eat in the hallway because there aren't enough seats in the cafeteria. (this is with about 50 people transferring).
4) we aren't allowed to leave the cafeteria (not the school, the cafeteria) or we get detention. Apparently its easier to have us all in one place, even though the drug addicts are going to break the rules anyway (there's only 700 students, and tons of video cameras. They can track our every move if they really wanted to).
Believe me now?
There is nothing I'm not telling you. My school is messed up, ask anyone who attends here. Im just asking for help for my friend. The teacher has been there for a while. Maybe that is why they aren't doing anything (and the fact that the school district is losing teachers right and left probably doesn't help
Those things may be bad, but they don't prove the point that we're getting the full story in the slightest. Poor facilities and legal issues (most likely) regarding medicine distribution don't have any bearing on what the teachers do. It's very common for kids to be required to stay in a designated area during lunch hour. Yes, there are awful teachers out there. Trust me, I've had some of them in middle and high school. None of the information given makes me think that this teacher is one of them. Without hearing BOTH sides of the story, then we have no way of knowing whether there was adequate communication between your friend and the teacher about the missed assignments. I'm also not saying that you're trying to withhold information from us- just that you're not the teacher or your friend. I just don't think that you could really know the full story unless you were present for all of those communications
Either way, regardless of whether your friend or the teacher has done wrong, it's highly unlikely that you will find the information on here. Your friend and her family will only be able to resolve this issue by communicating to the school, and referring to the handbook. Both of which should have been done when she became sick!