Sick and tired of the way teachers are disrespected by their students. American educational system has made it possible for parents to assume the role of boss over the teacher; they equated themselves to the employer with power to hire and fire the teacher.
It is a system where teachers no longer have control over the class and to make matters worse, a teacher that express complaint or criticize a student, becomes enemy of the parent and subject to unnecessary complaint and reports.
American students at both elementary and secondary level have great disciplinary issues. The teacher is never given the opportunity to take charge because of criticism by the parent and the poor educational system that provides room for such disdain for teachers.
One may wonder why the dropout rates keeps climbing and why crime among youths is everyday event; or why some school age youths are damaged with criminal records before they ever reach college level if they do. Teaching is not only about standing in front of the class and teaching a subject, it is also about discipline and imputing good morals in the student.
Until the teacher is empower and given respect, until parents learn to give the teacher control over the class and not disrespected for constructive criticism of their children, then will the American educational system at both elementary and secondary level deserve the proper rating.
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