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You asked a simple question, and you don't like, nor can consider anyone else's answer.
How can you not see the difference between getting drunk and oversleeping versus taking care of a child? One is irresponsible behavior and the other is the most responsible behavior there is. To not recognize that difference is very odd, frankly.
You assume it's easy to find safe childcare, I assure you it is not. That is my experience of 22 years raising 4 children.
if you are generous with one student you have to be generous with the next student
Oh, the horror of being a caring and generous person!
King has had a tough time recently. She lost her mother to breast cancer last year and she’s working hard to finish her degree....... King says she wants to work with children with special needs.
I work for the Department of Child and Family Studies, so how terrible would it be be if I was unwilling to have a child visit our class?
You can't look at a list of names and profiles and assume there is even one that you would trust leaving a baby with.
Did you look at the process recommended in the website to find the caregivers? It's involved and time-consuming.
I have zero issue with a professor extending a little kindness to this young woman. It was an offer meant to apply in situations where she was in a bind -- I didn't interpret it as something the professor would expect to happen every week.
OP I don't know what you are talking about. I have several degrees and during all my schooling (a lot of years) I had to miss not one but a few quizzes, tests etc because of various emergencies. I did not have a baby or social media back then. I was a serious student. I never got a zero. Never. I would arrange with my profs to take them soon after. That actually was the "rule" in several colleges I attended: If you had an emergency you communicated with your professor.
And in the jobs I worked you don't get fired if you don't show up one day. It is not as simple as that. You have sick days, you have personal days etc. You might get a short unpaid leave. You get fired if there is a pattern, other issues etc. There might be the kind of a job that you do get fired I don't know but none of the jobs I or my friends have you get fired by not showing up for one day.