teachers’ attempts to break his spirit – lies about adulthood

teacherofthethoughtfullest: “semicolons-and-ellipses: “hipsterenglishteacher: “ kingjaffejoffer: “Just say he’s a C- student and go ” Just say the teachers are tired of you making excuses for his consistently stopping everyone around him from...

kingjaffejoffer

Just say he’s a C- student and go

hipsterenglishteacher

Just say the teachers are tired of you making excuses for his consistently stopping everyone around him from learning because you refuse to provide or support any structure for your child and go

semicolons-and-ellipses

^^^

teacherofthethoughtfullest

Right. Because I wake up every morning and say, “How can I make kids miserable today? What can I do to break their spirits and stifle their creativity?” 🙄🙄🙄

Give me a fucking break. Being able to function in a classroom and comply with rules is not “obeying corporate masters.” It’s being a fucking decent member of society. What baffles me is that I rarely hear people say the same thing about coaches, even though the same/-or even more strict–compliance and obedience is expected.

acemindbreaker

Explain to me why my teachers flat-out lied about how much compliance and obedience adult life actually would involve, then?

I was told that if I kept questioning everything and insisting on learning my own way, I’d never make it to university. And I almost didn’t. But when I did, I found that the exact same traits that my elementary teachers hated about me were absolutely fine and sometimes even assets in university classes.

I have absolutely no trust in teachers’ ability or willingness to actually expect a realistic amount of cooperation and compliance from children. Seriously, take a look at your own life. Are you actually expected to be as compliant to your boss as you’re asking children to be to you? Did you have as little choice of who to work for as your students have in who teaches them?

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