posted on Mar, 8 2012 @ 08:40 AM
reply to post by mugger
Yep,it seems to have gone from one extreme to the other.When i was a schoolkid,in my country,corporal punishment was allowed,and seen as a sensible
thing-it produced kids who behaved themselves at school.It did not necessarily bring about respect for the teachers,that still had to be earned..but
it did provide an environment where ther were no disruptions,and those who were interested in learning,could learn.It has to be said,the most
dedicated teachers,who realy made an effort to connect with the kids at their level and made their subject interesting,who went that extra mile,were
usualy the ones who never had to apply much corporal punishment,if any.
Again,it boils down to how parents raise their kids at home.There is such a thing as basic politeness and consideration.Even if the teacher is
patently an ass,there is no excuse for rudeness.You can still think of them what you want,no one controls your mind but bear in mind that after school
presumably you will want a job.When you are a working person,who is habitualy rude and dismissive to your employers,you get fired..Its about teaching
your kids how the adult world works.Rudeness and insubordination will assure you of nothing but unemployment.
You dont take time to raise a decent kid who knows to treat others with consideration and the basic social skills,you will get situations like
this.Obviously teachers are gonna feel overwhelmed and powerless to do their job.Maybe the teacher here was trying to make a point through her
"over-reaction"-that,if this is how you are gonna go through life,rude and diasrespectful(i mean,she is 11,what kind of attitude is she gonna have
at work when she's 20?)there will be unpleasant consequences,as i said,unemployment to start with.