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A Precocious Little Girl Gave Her Teacher The Most Hilariously Savage Year-End Evaluation

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Teacher evaluations are a tricky line to tread. You want to give good feedback, especially when it comes to praising professorial greatness and lodging complaints about failings, but you also want to be diplomatic, if you’re going to have that teacher again someday. Well one 11-year-old girl certainly wrote an evaluation her teacher will never forget, because most kids don’t accuse their educators of war crimes and violating the Geneva Conventions. Boy, that teacher’s gotta be feeling proud of teaching her students about the Geneva Conventions!

Writer Mason Cross noticed the evaluation his 11-year-old daughter submitted for her teacher, and in the “Things my teacher can do better” section, the little girl wrote:

“Not use collective punishment as it is not fair on the many people who did nothing and under the 1949 Geneva Conventions it is a war crime.”

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It’s a rare kid that will accuse her teachers of war crimes in a teacher evaluation, but it’s also a rare 11-year-old who can cite the Geneva Conventions, and knew that they were established in 1949 and are called “Geneva Conventions” not “Geneva Convention.” So the kid might have been trying to sass her teacher, but that teacher must have been damn proud that one of her 11-year-olds had a mastery of the class materials like this. This little girl sounds like a tiny version of renowned human rights lawyer Amal Clooney.

For his part, Cross seemed pretty darn proud.

“My daughter actually submitted this feedback at school. Not sure if I should ground her or buy her ice cream …” he wrote.

“Ice cream,” the Internet said, practically in unison, because everyone loves a sassy, precocious little kid, and this one is one of the best. Cross describes his daughter as “11 going on 47,” so this little girl seems destined for greatness.

The little girl might have been a bit more assertive with her teacher than most 11-year-olds, but it’s a good criticism! It’s totally rational that a smart kid who didn’t do anything wrong would take umbrage at the idea of being punished for her classmates’ misbehavior. She expressed her complaint, explained why it was a bad idea, and cited historical precedent for why the teacher shouldn’t engage in it. This kid seems to have a great future in human rights law as she gets older. No wonder her dad sounds so proud of her.

(Image: iStockPhoto / ImageDB)

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