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    Default Apparently, I'm not enough of a teacher

    I'm tremendously frustrated right now.

    I purchased what I thought was a great science program (digital book, online labs, super groovy). I noticed that I didn't have a solutions manual to the problems, but that the company did sell one, so I emailed to ask about how to get one.

    I've been told that the company, which markets pretty aggressively to homeschoolers, won't sell solutions guides to us. They sell them only to "instructors at schools where they can verify employment."

    I understand that they want to guard against students scamming solutions, but for pity's sake, MIT Press took a copy of my declaration of intent when I wanted instructor manuals. I'm feeling marginalized, dang it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by belacqua View Post
    I'm tremendously frustrated right now.

    I purchased what I thought was a great science program (digital book, online labs, super groovy). I noticed that I didn't have a solutions manual to the problems, but that the company did sell one, so I emailed to ask about how to get one.

    I've been told that the company, which markets pretty aggressively to homeschoolers, won't sell solutions guides to us. They sell them only to "instructors at schools where they can verify employment."

    I understand that they want to guard against students scamming solutions, but for pity's sake, MIT Press took a copy of my declaration of intent when I wanted instructor manuals. I'm feeling marginalized, dang it!
    GRRRRRR I am sorry you are going through this. Some companies are harder to work with than others.

    I would love to know what company - curriculum it is, so I or others don't make the same mistake.
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    So...they will sell you the curriculum but not the solution guide?
    That makes me angry for you.

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    Definitely don't want to send business their way, so yes, naming them would be beneficial for us. You might want to mention to them that if they plan to market to homeschoolers they need to consider them educators.
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    I've been holding off naming the company as I was hoping they'd respond to my latest e-mail and dazzle me with their reasonableness and then I could tell you all how terrific they turned out to be. As that hasn't happened, I'll tell you that it's Kinetic Books.

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    That's like getting the cupcake without the icing. Not cool. :/
    Melissa
    Unschooling with M1 (10), M2 (5) and M3 (3)

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    That stinks
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    Very unfair.
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    That totally stinks!
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    Thanks for letting us know, so we can avoid the same pitfall. Sorry you got stuck, though.
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