Will Give Money To Her?Please Share Your Opinion Here!Thanks!

@shinjiao (1464)
China
June 14, 2007 5:39am CST
To be honest,I cannot believe what I experienced today! Today the first lesson was English writing and everything was normal but after the class,we were asked by our teacher whether we could give money to her friend. Our teacher said that her friend encountered a traffic accident and she need an operation but her family could not provide enough money for it because her friend's family was so poor.Although her friend's parents sold out their apartment,they had not collected such huge money. If our teacher's narration could end here,I think we would donate money to her friend.But to our surprised,our teacher asked us:"How many student are there in our class?" and the monitor answered 23.And then,our teacher said:"Well,so can you provide more than 100?" That's not a requirement for donation but a rob!I could not believe that a teacher in our university could do that bad thing!If her friend need money for operation,why not she held an activity in our campus?Why not she told her friend's story to her colleagues for help but asked us,her students for money? Should we students have to give money to her just because we are her students?I and my classmates didn't think so.But finally we collected 100.But everyone felt very terrible about her word. A rob!Did by a teacher!So if you were me,will you give money to her?How do you think about my teacher's action?Do you think her "requirement" is proper? Please share your opinon here.Thanks a lot!
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@Mayuko (1272)
• United States
2 Jul 12
That is a very inappropriate thing for a teacher to ask of her students. It's bad enough she wants you to give money to her friend, but to then suggest you give more than $100? If the woman needed the operation so badly, it would be better to seek help elsewhere. Why have her friend's students give her the money? And of course, there is the question of is the teacher even telling the truth about this. Honestly, I don't think I would have given her more than $5. I've got my own life to live. I'd be really suspicious about the whole thing.
@yanjiaren (9050)
12 Aug 07
To be honest my Friend. She should have asked permission fromthe school principle if she could say put up a notice on the notice board rather than just face to face spell it out like that to make you all feel obliged and pressured into donating. Maybe you didn't have money to be able to spare, she can't just assume you have the money isn't it?
• Netherlands
14 Jun 07
No, I don't think it is right for the teacher to ask money from their student without school headmaster informed about it. Not to mentioned that she insisted as a must than donations. What if the student in that room hasn't got that much money to give as they probably come from a poor family too ???? Nah....that's just doesn't seems right. I think you should tell you school headmaster about the problem that your teacher....who knows maybe he/she can help raise more money to help her friend and find out whether it's true or not.