I can admit when I'm wrong. This week I pegged my Environmental Biology teacher as a jerk based on his syllabus. Last night the class started, and I was pleasantly surprised to find I was wrong.
The reason for not allowing kids or food in class is that we're at maximum capacity. Why? Because he feels bad turning people away who want or need to take the class, so he lets in more people than he should. He offered to review papers before grading them, to give suggestions on how to get a higher grade before the final turn in date. AND he believes in dimissing the class early, which is always positive in my book.
Last night I left school with a smile, thinking, Yeah, I can do this.