I am a tutor. One of my fourth graders is struggling with history, so I decided to make a little study guide for her, breaking down concepts into simpler terms. Her teacher gives the students two study guides with information in bullet point, question-and-answer form. Now, bear in mind that my pupil goes to a private school. I realized, as I was researching, that the teacher had culled, almost word-for-word, information on the subject from a wikipedia entry for the study guides handed to the class.
This struck me as really wrong. I know the information in wikipedia is put in easy to understand words, but...there's a reason teachers tell you to never cite wikipedia as your source! I feel like it's really offensive for a private school to charge a hefty fee, and then just work off wikipedia.
Am I being unfair? Overreacting in my distaste? I kind of want to let my kid's mom know, but what if I'm just making a big deal out of nothing? My mom didn't think it was a big deal, but it just really rubbed me the wrong way.