Watch A Teacher Explain Why She Doesn’t Have Any Accountability To Parents
“Get bent.” Those are the parting sentiments from a public school teacher addressing (we assume) a parent who to an elected official to express concern over issues with their child’s education. Teacher accountability appears to be the last thing on the mind of many educators, especially when it comes to the parents of their students.
“Get bent.” Those are the parting sentiments from a public school teacher addressing (we assume) a parent who to an elected official to express concern over issues with their child’s education. Teacher accountability appears to be the last thing on the mind of many educators, especially when it comes to the parents of their students. That point of view is especially well demonstrated by this particularly teacher, saying on video what a lot of teachers and Teachers Union officials have been saying on Twitter and in other media platforms. Here she is…
Teacher accountability is something parents have been clamoring about for some time now. Classrooms, when in-person learning is allowed, seem to have turned into more of a political and social awareness entity rather than the reading, writing, and arithmetic parents thought they signed on for. To some parents, proper education (whatever that entails) seems to be taking a backseat to “agendas.” This teacher makes her point perfectly clear on the matter.
She begins by addressing a parent or parents first with a mocking laugh. It’s quick, but it is very apparent she feels she’s already won. After her smirky smile, she goes right at it. “So, I see how you think you’ve done something here,” she begins, “because parents, or community members, have voiced their concern to their elected official, which is how that process works.” The condescending tone continues. “Not bringing it to a teacher, right, they’re taking to the elected official.” The facial expressions and hand gestures only add to her point-making. “And now that legislators are trying to implement these things … but still, in fact, a parent – Not my boss. I don’t actually answer to them, so…” Here it comes, right after that sly I-know-more-than-you smile and pause. “Get bent.” How’s that for teacher accountability?
As an example for kids, many parents have expressed concern that a teacher who laughs at the idea of accountability might not be the best. But to be fair, they have no idea just what sort of teacher this young lady is. We can only go by the attitude displayed in her video.
In a technical sense maybe she’s right. Maybe her students’ parents don’t sign her paycheck. That comes from the school district. However, the district does get that money from parents, and if parents pull their kids out of her classes, the district will have less money to give her.
Maybe the parents don’t decide what she’s allowed teach students in the classroom. That comes from the school board. But the school board is composed of elected officials, officials elected by the parents. Parents believe they should be the final authority over their kids, and that voices matter. Now those voices are getting louder and louder.
As usually happens in matters such as these, social media lights up. Libs comment section went for the jugular. Even Ted Cruz and Corey DeAngelis had something to say.
And then there were the others. Angry parents looking for teacher accountability.
In what may or may not be shocking, the teacher with zero teacher accountability had her backers. They made their point just as clear as those who were against her lack of tact. It’s nice to have friends.
As with many things we have seen lately concerning public education and its direction, camps are split, though perhaps not evenly. Some back this young teacher telling parents to “get bent” while others are trying to remind her just who pays her salary and who the kids belong to. What seems clear is that while this particular teacher’s accountability views do not reflect those of all educators, it does reflect the viewpoint of a lot of them.