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Yes, you have no case. I’m not sure why you brought up those three incidents, because two of them only hurt your case.
Let’s go through them in order.
No. 1: I’ll give you this one, but in Mrs. Godfrey’s defense, Gina and Nate have both shown how seriously they take social studies many times. Gina is a serious student; Nate thinks that Reggie Bush and George Bush are brothers. Mrs. Godfrey is completely justified in allowing Gina to anticipate the question while denying Nate the same opportunity because Mrs. Godfrey knows that if Gina’s interrupting her, it’s related to the class discussion, while the chances of Nate’s interruption being in any way relevant to the discussion is about one in a million. This was that one, but after all the crap she’s taken from Nate, she’s entitled to a pass.
No. 2: Nate’s completely in the wrong here. Gina explains perfectly that Nate’s breathing is distracting her, and he makes no effort to change. Gina’s trying to get the most out of her education, and Nate’s making that impossible. I’d complain too.
No. 3: Sorry, but there is NOTHING reasonable about Nate’s reaction. Mrs. Godfrey is completely justified in expecting her students to pay attention in social studies, and Nate should have been ready to answer a question. Scratching his head isn’t an excuse; you can get called on at any time, hand up or not. It’s 100% Nate’s fault, and as usual, he blames Mrs. Godfrey for his own failure to pay attention.
You have one out of three that can even be considered a strike against Mrs. Godfrey, and she’s more than made up for that. Two obvious examples of her fairness were when: A. Gina tried to get Nate a detention by rigging a water fountain and Mrs. Godfrey flatly refused to punish Nate for an accident and instead went after Gina, and B. Gina tried to correct Nate’s test when Mrs. Godfrey made a grading error in Nate’s favor and Mrs. Godfrey instead let Nate keep his higher score and gave Gina detention.
So yeah, you have no case.
I don’t hate her at all. Mrs. Godfrey is my favorite character. I hate Nate.
That’s because Gina has earned a deeper response from Mrs. Godfrey. Nate is always trying to cause trouble in class; Gina never is.
Take that, Nate. I knew Mrs. Godfrey wouldn’t break character like that.
I do. Nate did this to himself with years of misbehavior. Gina’s earned the right to have a teacher calmly disagree with her. Nate consistently wastes Mrs. Godfrey’s time.
Call it all you want, but you have zero case. Mrs. Godfrey knows from experience that Gina pays attention in class and is going to say something that’s related to the class discussion, even if she’s wrong. Nate has a long history of pointless interruptions that have nothing to do with the topic.
You’re also conveniently ignoring the time that Mrs. Godfrey mistakenly gave Nate a 96, and when Gina brought it to her attention, Mrs. Godfrey said Nate’s score was none of Gina’s business, allowed Nate to keep the 96 and gave Gina detention. Mrs. Godfrey has a long history of fairness; Nate is merely upset because his misbehavior is not tolerated.
That’s the only argument needed. You’re wrong, plain and simple.
And yet another example of Mrs. Godfrey being a completely fair teacher.
Wrong on both counts. Nate is entirely wrong here, and Gina knows from experience that asking Nate to stop would only make Nate do it more to intentionally irritate her. Gina’s trying to get a good education, and Nate couldn’t care less.