Okay, so my son's teacher, in her first week (she'd been out due to pregnancy), decided to post the spelling tests for the entire class outside her door. The class did rather well on the whole. In fact, the entire class got 100%, except my son, who missed one word (carelessness), so he has a 90% and an A- when everyone else has an A+. And of course, the entire class felt obligated to tell him this. My son's quite sensitive -- probably oversensitive -- and this does not exactly do wonders for his confidence even though it's not a bad score. It seems like extremely bad judgment to me to post something you know is going to single a particular student out in a negative fashion. Especially in the first week, when you don't really know the students. Not to mention, it violates FERPA. My wife and I will be conferencing with the teacher on Friday. My wife's not thrilled with the idea that I'll bring this up (she's worried about starting off on a bad foot with the teacher), but I don't really see how I can swallow this. Plus, I'm getting a little tired of the educators I've dealt with blithely ignoring legal responsibilities. So, I'm trying to consider the best way to approach this, taking into account the feelings of my wife, the welfare of my son, and my desire to very quickly join the ranks of nightmare parents. Any advice?