By: Nancy Goodpastor
Nowadays you don’t see respect, especially when it comes to students.
The respect that one is supposed to have for their superiors is diminishing, and diminishing fast.
It is not okay for students to do as they please and be mean and hateful toward a teacher; it’s just wrong, plain out wrong.
Teachers love to teach and they love to teach kids.
If they didn’t, they wouldn’t come to school every day and help us get OUR education.
They aren’t helping themselves learn, they’re helping us learn so we can better ourselves.
Teachers don’t deserve the immoral treatment they get.
Chemistry teacher Zubeda Alam said that a student was not doing his work, he had headphones on listening to his iPod, which violates school rules. She asked the student to take off his head phones and do his work or she would call his parents. The student then called her the “B” word.
Alam was called a derogatory name just because she told the student to take out his headphones and do his work.
What the heck?
No teacher deserves to be called names. They just want to teach and help students, but instead they get treated like dirt.
Edith Asker-Chipman recalls when a student talked back to her because she told him to get off his skateboard. She then said that she would take his skateboard if he didn’t get off. He made a gesture as if he was going to hit her with his skateboard.
Whether its gesturing, talking back, making comments, or saying things under your breath, it is still disrespect.
Teachers don’t have a big target on their head that says, disrespect me.Kids seem to just not care about how they treat teachers nowadays.
Cedric Johnson says that he “couldn’t care less if teachers are being disrespected.”
Are you kidding me? That right there is just a lack of respect and care.
Destiny Escobar states,”It depends on the situation”. For example, if a teacher is being disrespectful first, or if you’re trying to say something and a teacher won’t let you.”
That may be true, but a teacher is still an adult no matter if they do disrespect you first.You shouldn’t retaliate no matter how much you want to.
However, there are those students like Carlos Arias who said that, “ Teachers should be treated with full respect, regardless of the issue. They are our elders, therefore deserve full on respect.”
Even if they disrespect us we must respect them at all times because they are our elders and deserve respect. We may be younger, but at times we will have to be the bigger person and hold our tongues.