My Grade or Your Life?
July 24, 2010 12:26am CST
My teacher had shared us one of the dilemmas teachers had on some parts of the world. Some children of affluent families and those who were associated in the rebel groups rarely attend classes and at the end of the semester, when it is time to give grades, they suddenly appear with their armors. They are trying to threaten teachers in whatever way possible to give them passing grades. If you are teaching in those places, what would you do? Would you give them a passing grade even if they did not learn something in exchange for your peaceful life or will you not give in to the threats and uphold your principles? Please share your thoughts.
26 Jul 10
This is really a difficult dilemma to solve, though this is one proof that teaching is a very noble profession. If I am the one in a situation like this, I am not really sure of what to do. Of course, one would always protect himself from the bad intentions of others especially if your own life is at stake, but as a teacher working in an environment like that, I suppose they have strong principles in life which make them agree to live in that place for the sake of teaching.
24 Jul 10
hi subterfuge54, well ya you are right. this is a great problem in today's schools. well for dealing with this problem, the school has to take stronger actions. they must make sure that in case such condition arises, they have proper security. i guess that's the only thing we can do. coz i have seen many people like this. and there is nuthing we can do about this. coz no teacher is so stupid who will risk their life for this
24 Jul 10
I guess you are right. The teachers value their lives too and we can't force them to stand by their principles too. I sure hope that they can do something about this kind of problem or it might breed more illiterates. It is still the country that will suffer. Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts. It is greatly appreciated. :D
24 Jul 10
..hi.. that is really very hard to decide most especially if you have a family more so, if you have small children.. maybe, in my case, it depends on the situation.. I value my life but I value my principle.. maybe i'll try to bargain with them and have them do some assignments related to their subjects.. I am a teacher and I have my duty to teach.. at least, they have to learn something even the small things..