Teachers have it easy. When you factor in their infinite holidays, they make about $30 an hour and it is virtually impossible for them to get fired. The worst part of the job however, is not the kids but the parents.
Teachers have it easy. When you factor in their infinite holidays, they make about $30 an hour and it is virtually impossible for them to get fired. There are downsides however but it’s not the kids. It’s the parents. If they’re shitty underachievers you have to basically beat the kids to get taken seriously and if they’re shitty over`achievers you have to deal with letters like this every time you dare to have a sense of humor.
This was recently sent to our friend Sean who’s been teaching in rural Vermont for over 10 years…
Please do not expect our child to be writing anything about “Mr. Corben’s Butt”, or anybody else’s “butt”, on any work. Last week your class wrote a Science test, and then exchanged tests to correct them. Prior to the test, you told the class that the answer to a question regarding another gas in our atmosphere was “Methane from Mr. Corben’s Butt”. You then instructed them to mark the answer wrong if they only wrote “Methane”. Christopher knew completely well what you told them the answer was, but had the integrity not to write it on the test, as did other kids. Some even had the sense to mark it correct even though you told them to mark it wrong.
We find it embarrassing to even write to you about this. For the same reason we didn’t mention you telling Samantha to pull your finger and then passing gas. This is really inappropriate behavior from a teacher and it needs to stop. It may be funny for the kids to joke about the sources of methane, but it is not appropriate to expect the children to write this on a test. As per the TDSB Mission Statement, we are expecting teachers to model behaviors and “values to become responsible members of a democratic society”.
We have values and behaviors we expect from our children at home, and we expect teachers to model respectable behavior as well. Please re-mark Christopher’s test to be sure his answer is marked correct. Also, please be sure this type of thing does not happen again.