Remembering TCPaul, 2016-2019

Kid Calls 911 for Help with Homework

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/kid-ca lls-911-for-math-homework anotherjd01/29/19
Yeah. Saw that one the other day. Sounded like the kid real wutwutwut01/29/19
911 dispatch pays well but the hours are Terrible. Lot of ov gladigotaphdinstead01/29/19
Thanks for info. Didn't realize it paid well - kind of assu wutwutwut01/29/19
Seemed weird that the media made this such a story. She als trijocker01/29/19
No kid taking calculus thinks some Broadcast Journalism or E tuliotanaka01/29/19
anotherjd (Jan 29, 2019 - 7:01 pm)

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/kid-calls-911-for-math-homework-help-lafayette-indiana-911-dispatcher-helps-him

Poor kid. Nice lady gives him help.

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wutwutwut (Jan 29, 2019 - 7:52 pm)

Yeah. Saw that one the other day. Sounded like the kid really just needed a sympathetic listener (report I read said she only helped with one problem, then he felt better about it).

It was adding fractions, by the way. Assuming dissimilar (e.g., 1/3 + 1/15 = ? ), I wonder how well the run-of-the-mill parent would have done in helping. Maybe this lady should look at becoming a teacher, it seems she's got aptitude and it'd surely pay better than 911 dispatch (at a guess, anyway).

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gladigotaphdinstead (Jan 29, 2019 - 10:09 pm)

911 dispatch pays well but the hours are Terrible. Lot of overnight and weekend shifts

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wutwutwut (Jan 29, 2019 - 11:03 pm)

Thanks for info. Didn't realize it paid well - kind of assumed (probably without reason) that it was close to minwage.

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trijocker (Jan 29, 2019 - 8:55 pm)

Seemed weird that the media made this such a story.
She also asked what adds up to four.
Was the point that latchkey kids have to call into tv to get homework help?
Note, I have lived in several areas where the local cable tv channel had call in homework help, more for calculus or AP course questions, but whatever fits the region

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tuliotanaka (Jan 29, 2019 - 9:47 pm)

No kid taking calculus thinks some Broadcast Journalism or English major working at the local tv channel can do basic calculus. Quit lying.

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