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Hanna
Bullying
Sun Oct 28, 2007 7:34pm
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It's interesting that you see it from that perspective. I feel that so often it is the children who are bullied by the teachers. Afterall, if a kid has a grievance with a teacher- who will listen? Principals always defend their staff and if you complain, it usually makes life worse for the student. Besides, teachers who are incompetent can hide behind their tenure and safely get away with abyssmal teaching. Many teachers also have a political bias, in the humanities, if you don't agree with their views they will downgrade your work and bully you.

  • I wouldn't believe anything on it.OhioMomof2, Sun Oct 28 6:10pm
    I think ratemyteachers is basically a bully pulpit for students and/or parents who have a personal grievance with a teacher or administrator. I wouldn't believe anything on it, as it allows students... more
    • Bullying — Hanna, Sun Oct 28 7:34pm
      • Re: BullyingOhioMomof2, Mon Oct 29 1:19pm
        You made some good points about bullying, which I abhore in any form, but I think posting negative comments anonymously on ratemyteacher is also a form of bullying. I have had my experience of being... more
        • Re: BullyingHanna, Mon Oct 29 4:29pm
          Your experience when younger was certainly a wonderful life lesson. There are other ways for teachers to bully that perhaps would be more difficult to counteract with a record of grades. For example, ... more
          • Re: BullyingOhioMomof2, Tue Oct 30 2:13am
            Again, document, document, document! I had a teacher my sophomore year who was fair with grading, but had an attitude against women, minorities, immigrants, and anything he deemed "unAmerican." He... more
            • Does it still work in the workplace?? Gabrielle, Sat Nov 3 2:21pm
              Ah, the joy it would be if it could be the same in the workplace... *sigh* The positive thing is obviously that, being an adult, I am more mature and better know what my options are. the sad thing is ... more
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