By norestforthewicked - United States
Today, I had to use a sick day from the school I teach at. While I was off, another teacher called me mid delirium, because my students were borderline rioting over the work I left for them. I'd asked them to read a book and edit the one-page essay they've had two weeks to work on. FML
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  xxthexmisfitxx  |  25

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-

  ThatHorse  |  15

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."

  justindrew14  |  29

I agree and I'm a senior in high school. Some of the kids in my class complain about writing one paragraph, when we have like a half-hour to write it. It makes those of us who want to learn and are trying look bad.

  chinaski7628  |  32

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.

  scyth3s  |  13

@#25: Being a kid stops him/her from being able to recognize flaws? Your response was quite narrow minded. A member of a group can still recognize group flaws in most circumstances.

  chinaski7628  |  32

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).

  Brandi_Faith  |  33

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.

  Sora_McKain  |  36

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.

  ThatOneChick856  |  36

You'd be surprised, #14! In second grade, my teacher made us write a two-page book report every other week for the entire year.

By  Mathalamus  |  24

hmm. two weeks to edit an essay, and read a book. not sure *what* book it was. these students should not have rioted over that...

they should have simply not done it, if they hated it *that* much.