posted on Mar, 4 2019 @ 03:06 AM
a reply to: nOraKat
I can agree with that too! How many times have parents become unruly and verbally attacked officials at sporting events because their child received
a bad call. As a retired high school teacher and baseball coach, I really noticed how protective parents are with their children compared to parents
in my generation.
Parents back in the day didn't question teachers, sports officials, or school officials. Kids were expected to respect teachers and those in
authority. If kids got into trouble at school we would get punished worse at home! We wouldn't dare argue with a teacher and if we did get into
trouble at school, we never wanted our parents to find out, lol.
The problem back then, there were "some" teachers that were really physically abusive to kids! I remember one day I forgot my gym shoes and my gym
teacher made me run around the entire school in just my socks in 2 inches of snow!!
Most of my friends look back at it now and say those few teachers would have found themselves behind bars today!
Today, parents feel like if a teacher is scolding their child, telling them to put their cell phone away, or telling them to "get to work" they're
"picking" on their child! Back in the day we had apathetic kids who didn't want to do their school work. Now teachers have to compete with cell
phones, Facebook theatrics, along with increased apathy and verbal disrespect from students. Back in the day saying "F YOU" to a teacher would have
the student immediately expelled, paddled or suspended for 10 days along with a good whoop'n from their parents! Kids today have no idea how easy
they have it. Yet, I've never seen so many mean, rude and disrespectful kids in all my years of teaching.
Today our school officials have done everything to lower the bar to meet the apathetic nature of children today. For example, giving a 3 page math
test in high school is now a no, no! The new rule, keep it to one page with a maximum of 2 or 3 calculations so children don't have to remember too
many calculations on a test. It's stuff like this that alarmed me, because this doesn't prepare students for college or the real world of work. Our
education ranking has fallen compared to other industrial nations because our "political officials" have made education a low priority and forced
teachers to lower the bar.