am I being unreasonable about a writing assignment
Last week my shy and quiet 2nd grade son, came up to me and told me his hand hurt, because his teacher made him write 500x "i will never talk when (teachers name) is talking, because it is rude and disrespectful.''My son is quiet and shy and I'm positive he wasn't talking (the teacher even tells me at conferences she can't get him to read with the other students). I became very angry when I noticed my son was writing this and told him to stop because it's a waste of time and unfair. I called his teacher and said my son was not going to do this so she could forget it, she said all students were talking and everyone had to do the assignment. I told her not to expect my son to turn anything in, am I being unreasonable (maybe other parents and teachers can help).