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  •  Yes, well I taught in public schools (3+ / 0-)
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    olegar, JVolvo, a2nite

    starting in 1967.  Do the math.  Retired in 2004 but still sub, less now but in the first five years or so, I subbed a lot.

    I have taught in elementary, in middle school, in college.

    Middle school is teaching is the most difficult imo.  But if I said to you that most of the students who failed in my class, or misbehaved were just bad, would you believe me?  I hope not.  Because human beings, teachers included, are more than just one thing.....there are so many variables in every student and every teacher's life, that no one student can judge, just as no one teacher can judge.  Students doing terribly in one class with one teacher may be shining and soaring with another.  A teacher you saw as bad, may have been viewed as wonderful by another student.

    So I don't believe most of your teachers were bad.  They may have not met your needs, or your expectations but that does not make them bad teachers.  As well, pov from an adolescent is hardly a professional observations].  You may not have liked most of your teachers....doesn't mean they were bad teachers.   Students in that age range have a lot going on, physically and emotionally.  Their perception of reality is a bit skewed.  

    I understand that many consider themselves to be "experts" when it comes to teachers/schools cause, ya know, you went to school.     I have ragged on some of my teachers too.  But here's the difference.  I have walked in their shoes and seen it from both sides.  

    “We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.” Louis D. Brandeis

    by Jjc2006 on Sun Feb 09, 2014 at 03:37:07 PM PST

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