Thursday, August 25, 2011
Teacher Tells the Truth
Well, apparently the students and parents caught wind of this, and they were pissed about it.
Let's get something straight here. If my child's teacher tells me that my kid is dim, whiney, and unmotivated my reaction would be to jump up my kid's ass and ask him why the hell he's being such a shithead. Not every teacher is perfect and right in their estimation of their students. I once observed an 8th grad social studies teacher that was absolutely attrocious. The kids in her class were shitheads, but it was difficult to tell if they were shitheads because she was attrocious, or if she was attrocious because they were shit heads.
Be that as it may, we need to stop pretending that our children are our little scholarly angels. We demand that teachers help develop our children into productive, mature young adults, and our response when they try to tell us how our kids are is to shit on the teacher?
What is even more laughable is that students at this particular high school are allowed to have a different teacher than her if they request. That's exactly what we should do! Not only should we tell our precious kids that they're all so special and wonderful, but we should also accommodate them for every whim they have. Because, you know, no one in their adult life will ever criticize them, and they'll always be able to request a different boss if they don't get along, or if their boss is too hard on them.
I honestly don't get why parents these days feel the need to shelter their kids from shit that will help them grow. You know what I want for my children? I want them both to be strong, independent adults who are not afraid to work hard in order to get a job done. I don't want them to be hypersensitive pansies who can't take any criticism from anyone.
Call me old fashioned, but the future is likely to be filled with a bunch of whimpy dumbasses with stupid names.