By norestforthewicked - 02/03/2016 20:41 - United States
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You realize that's bullshit, right? Students aren't getting lazier. The school systems are just shittier. Have you seen the common core crap? I'm not saying that OP's class wasn't over reacting, however I am saying that you shouldn't generalize an insult to an entire generation when the generation before is the one that fucked it up. -End Rant-
I partially agree with #10. I personally thing common core is easy. However, the ridiculousness of the tests (both in quality and quantity) that schools are being forced to take every year is absolute bullshit. Every year the United States basically says to itself "Well, we failed to bring our countries education standard up. We should add in more tests to fix that."
I have been teaching high school for over 15 years. My students today are exactly the same amount of lazy as my students when I started teaching. Common Core has had zero impact on that. Also, FYI, the aim of Common Core is to reduce the amount of standardized tests. I'm not a fan of Common Core, mainly because the standards (at least for English and history) are too broad and they almost completely eliminate creative writing and fiction from the curriculum.
Kids nowadays take things for granted and think that what they say goes, just let them all fail if they are not willing to put in the effort
30—incorrect. I've failed entire classes before. Administrators may not like it, but that is hardly something a teacher can be fired over. That being said, many districts/schools are trying to push through "merit" pay. That would mean if my students do poorly on standardized tests, I would make less money than someone whose students did well on them. The danger with merit pay is that it gives teachers/administrators/schools an incentive to cheat—especially at urban schools with high poverty and truancy rates (which are mainly the schools in which I have taught).
I didn't know you could be given up to two weeks for a one page essay, I am supposed to have my two page assignments done the next day.
Rioting with a substitute? We would have been hauled into the principal's office immediately.
I was in a French class in grade 9 where the students literally did anything they wanted and never listened to the teacher. Kids stood on chairs, threw paper airplanes, etc. The teacher just walked out of class sometimes when she couldn't handle it. It was seriously bad. She should've brought the principle in or something. She couldn't handle any of the kids and she ended up leaving the school I believe, or took some sort of break. The kids were proud of what they'd done too. As awful as it was, I do blame the teacher a bit, because she let them walk all over her and didn't hand out punishments. Those same kids would've never acted the same way in their other classes. Sounds to me like this teacher is letting them walk all over her and should be handing out punishments/detention, or if needed bring the principle in. The kids are obviously taking advantage and wouldn't react like this with op there.
In 9th grade I had a sub in my German class. He just sat there and read a book all period while all of my classmates sat around confused and bored. We were afraid to act out just in case our teacher found out. Just to add some humor to this post, the name of the sub for my German class was Mr.English.