An Arizona woman said her 8-year-old daughter was humiliated to receive the “Catastrophe Award” from her teacher for giving the most homework excuses.
Christina Valdez said her daughter, Cassandra Garcia, received the colorful card from her teacher May 18 at Desert Springs Academy in Tucson, ABC News reported Wednesday. “You’re Tops! Catastrophe Award. Awarded to Cassandra Garcia. For Most Excuses for Not Having Homework,” the award reads. The card was signed “Ms. Plowman” with the date and a smiley face. “I think it’s cruel and no child should be given an award like this. It’s disturbing,” Valdez said. She said she called the school to complain, but the principal “blew me off.” –UPI