Have you ever noticed that they would pick on that kid? Or was that just in my school.
@Bad Boi Jesus, You mean teachers bullying the kid? Cause oh yea that happens. My school system selectively targeted me, a C-B student who didn't have so much as a blemish on his record, because I dared to talk back to adults on a power trip once. Threatened to take me to court and send me to community service all because I was late to school in the morning a few days. Even after my parents supposedly stopped their bull by threatening to meet them in court, they continued to use my teachers from 6th grade to Senior year to harass me. Never had a tardy, not so much as a call home, and these people would verbally harass me, threatened to arrest me for not consenting to an illegal search, and threatened to call parents of a local middle school to tell them I was a pedo (I was part of an anti-bully program for younger kids and made the mistake of recording one of our group activities. Of course I deleted it like they asked, but they still paraded me around like I was a criminal.).
@ JCLEMZ, the Fock is going on in schools these days?
@The Pun Shielder, Who the hell ever knows. Mine may have sucked a bit, but it was by no means was as bad as some.
@Bad Boi Jesus, teachers never picked on me, though I was bullied in elementary school and only ever reacted in disruptive, yet nonviolent, ways. I got in trouble anytime anyone picked on me. It got so bad that my first school made me leave and go to a special Ed school. Also, important note, the ENTIRE student body bullied me, with no exaggeration. I was essentially known as the school punching bag. Now I have PTSD. Yay...
@ JCLEMZ, I went through similar stuff
@ JCLEMZ, Honestly, this kind of stuff is the reason I hate when people blindly praise teachers. A lot of them are some of the most obnoxious, childish, and spiteful people out there. I was bullied horrendously and the teachers did nothing but join in all because I was a little different and a transfer student.
@ JCLEMZ, when I was in middle school I had a friend that was rather large. Our gym teacher and another student called her a beached whale. She ran out of the room crying. The same teacher would divide us into teams for sports then place the group of girls he liked the best next to him. He'd constantly "drop his clipboard" and try to look up their shorts. He was a horrible human.
edit: replied to the wrong person, sorry
@Animalium, Had two of those in high school too. One was a baseball coach and was convicted for raping freshman girls. The other was the shop teacher that spent all his class time with the 3 girls who signed up. Turned out he went with them outside of school a ton. Got caught screwing the ugliest one and was forced to quit. He owned most of the class' equipment too, so half of the last semester was just watching movies we brought in.
@Bad Boi Jesus, it was the principal who bullied me in Middle School
@ JCLEMZ, it's disgusting how much that happens. It's terrifying the kind of people in charge of our kids. I had another teacher that was fired for slapping a students butt during class (way to keep things hidden dude). There's also a girl my mom grew up with that became a teacher and was convicted of raping a student.
@ JCLEMZ, never had this problem in my school. I grew up in a small town though. Education is not equal for sure.
@Animalium, Honestly this is part of the reason why I’m going back to school to be a teacher(Not the messed up crap). Students shouldn’t be getting picked on by teachers. They should be helping them to learn and grow as human beings.
@shane1395, that's a great reason to become a teacher. I've never understood the ones that hate kids. Why stick yourself in a room full of them for years on end?
My second grade teacher demanded I get put on medicine because I didnt pay attention during class. She called my parents so often that they eventually caved. At first, the doctor had me on ritalin from 2nd through 5th grade. It made me extremely emotional. Then they tried adderall for 6th and 7th which helped me focus at first but quickly lost its effect. Then I was on concerta untill I graduated. Now, I know my family has a history with depression and other mental issues, but I've always wondered if all those fvcking pills contributed to my own depression. Did taking all those mind altering medications while my brain was still developing screw me up, or was it always gonna be like this?
@aminalFacks, so you’re saying that you, a 6 or 7 year old kid, wouldn’t sit still in a way that was convenient for your teacher?
@AlQaholic, yeah, bizarre right?
@AlQaholic, I am not saying the teacher was at all right in pushing meds but lack of attention is a massive learning issue that impacts the student and usually the other 25-35 kids with their own needs. We need parent support, it is literally the most important thing we can have. You are over simplifying a profession you know little about. I wish “connivence” was part of my job of teaching tiny humans with their own problem (which worsen every year due to increasingly bad parenting and little accountability) with little support or funding. ADHD and depression co-occur at very high rates.
@madeyoulook2, I currently work one-on-one with special needs children. I have seen medication work wonders for some of these children. I’ve seen some go from self-biting and self-hitting while running away from everyone to being able to sit down at a table and work or go out in the front yard and get the garbage cans without supervision needed all because of the medication. I understand that medication is needed. While yes, ADHD and depression co-occur at high rates, ADHD is also misdiagnosed at high rates.
@aminalFacks, chances are the depression was coincidental, those pills are not known for causing depression and some of them, SNRI’s like Strattera, even treat depression. However, they can cause anxiety, especially Adderall, which can cause depression if the anxiety gets out of control. If your family has a history of depression that is probably the main cause, and perhaps Ritalin making you emotional just precipitated it, but it’s not because your brain is broken you probably just need to see a therapist for 18 or so sessions and pick up an SSRI medication if you’re still feeling down after that.
@AlQaholic, I could not agree more. Medication did wonders for my very ADHD brother but I agree it is over diagnosed.
@madeyoulook2, I am really happy that your brother is doing well. My sarcastic comment is not made out of ignorance but out of hatred towards some of the teachers and people I have come in contact with. I had a close friend in middle school that did take enjoyment out of annoying teachers we did not like. Yes, it was wrong of him to do so, but the teachers were suggesting strict discipline and medication in order to literally control him. In high school, he became class president and was the top of his class, without the medication that was suggested. Again, I am very happy your brother is doing awesome and continues to do so!
Teacher: Hope you’re using that phone as a calculator
Student: *Lifts calculator above table*
My mom’s a teacher. You can take away a kid’s phone but you can’t make them go to a psychiatrist or take medication. She even specializes in GATE education and is trained to spot disorders and disabilities but the most she can do is suggest the kid get tested when she talks to the parents. Some parents will outright refuse to believe their angel has any issues and some will think the only help a kid needs is to just buckle down and work harder rather than seek help.
You wanna talk about phones in school? Ever text on a flip phone without even looking at it? Because my teachers would take that shjt away. Now you kids sit there all class texting away and they do nothing about it.
@Not him again, that is because kids hit, punch, kick, swear, and verbally abuse their teachers now and we can’t do anything about it. Parents do not care. It is about picking your battles.
@madeyoulook2, yeah, teachers hit kids when I was in school. In high school my old football coach slammed me against the lockers because I said something smartass to him
So true, when my first parent died didnt hear anythimh from school. The second died and they called me in to ask about counseling, i said no and that was the end of it.
Teachers are not allowed to say that a kid might have any mental health issues. Even if the signs are clear.
@Ugly Deion Sanders, Exactly. We can’t do anything. Parents don’t listen or support us. They deny or make excuses like there aren’t 25-35 other kids in the class who need to learn. When a counselor referral is made they won’t sign for it, but it is all our faults their kid can learn.
@madeyoulook2, I know all about it and I feel for the good teachers out there that really want to make a difference.
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