November 14, 2010
The children (7th-12th) have absolutely no manners or concept of acceptable behavior because it is not taught at home. Children sit in class daily texting their PARENT or another student and when you try to take the phone away you are lucky to not get cussed out. The vast majority cannot write a sentence with a noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, or adverb because broken English is spoken all day long so the kids write the way they speak. The kids NEVER come to class prepared to work and by that meaning you have a textbook, pencil, pen, and paper to write on so one is able to learn. The amount of eye-rolling, teeth sucking, cussing, talking under one's breath, stomping, screaming "OH MY GOD" by the students when you tell them to sit down, be quiet, stop talking, put your blazer on, put the phone away, or put the iPod away is not only unacceptable but unbelievable. The blame for such disregard for authority can be spread to the parent/home, student, and school officials for not having a single backbone to put their feet down and enforce the rules.
- submitted by a teacher