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Peg BS: Bad teacher (56* d) RE: BS: Bad teacher 10 Sep 04

wow---this is a problem that is non-existent where I teach. Kids are so apt to complain to the administration, or to write scathing eveluations, or even get their parents involved, when they perceive faculty are not bending over backwards for them. Spoiled brats some of them. They have figured out they somehow deserve something for all the money they spend on tuition, and think they desrve a good grade just for showing up, and don't seem to understand that they are there in order to challenge themselves which sometimes means failure.

This guy may well be helping his students discover how to speak up for themselves but if he is truly abusive he won't last long in the current acadmeic climate. Freshman often welcome this kind of challenge--I did, as I recall.The teacher a lot of people wrote off as an asshole became a true mentor and friend to me but not before he pissed me off a few times.

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