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'I never learned this, just fail me': 20+ AP test proctors who got the funniest papers to grade

Standardized testing is no fun for students, and yet every year, great importance is heaped upon these tests. It takes time away from actual learning, since teachers are forced to teach to the test instead of highlighting information they want their students to learn. No one really likes these tests, but many kids take AP tests get into colleges or to gain college credits. When I was in high school, our school introduced a new standardized test, even though we already had a few others we also n…
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Principal resigns after telling senior class to ‘bring it’ for their senior prank and it ends up causing thousands of dollars in damages: ‘It's my time to bow out’

Principal resigns after telling senior class to ‘bring it’ for their senior prank and it ends up causing thousands of dollars in damages: ‘It's my time to bow out’

They were even given a key to the school. So should the students still be held accountable?
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'Wasn't given as a joke': 15 Teacher Appreciation Week gifts that are making teachers roll their eyes

'Wasn't given as a joke': 15 Teacher Appreciation Week gifts that are making teachers roll their eyes

Even though they have one of the most important jobs, teachers don't get the appreciation they deserve. Luckily, there's a week just for that: Teacher Appreciation Week . It's the time when students and their parents are supposed to be extra kind to them. And many administrations will give their teachers presents to show them exactly what they think of them. Some of the gifts given by the administrators are just sad. You can tell they had a shoestring budget to gift the teachers with, so they g…
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Teacher sticks up for a star student by unleashing her rambunctious classroom on a control-freak librarian: 'Complete chaos [erupted]'

Some teachers have your back
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'The mullet is totally coming back': 25+ worst pieces of advice that former high school students regret taking

'The mullet is totally coming back': 25+ worst pieces of advice that former high school students regret taking

People love giving unsolicited advice to high school students, even if that advice is unfounded, misguided, and totally unproductive. For instance, the concept that these four years will determine how you end up spending the rest of your life is not only incredibly false but also potentially damaging to a teenager. Most of these nuggets of so-called “advice” likely stem from adults who have complex relationships with their own high school experiences. Perhaps they regret their approach to their…
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School Admin insists on name-based email address policy, teacher gets unfortunately inappropriate email upsetting parents: 'I went ahead and followed orders'

When I was in middle school our school had an unfortunate naming convention for our school usernames that consisted of the first five letters of your last name followed by the first four letters of your first name. Naturally, my username was thus “DicksBra” and you can imagine how much fun we, being a group of 11-year-old boys had with that. Any time my username was required it was gleefully announced or entered to the tune of stifled laughter
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'They need to earn it’: School teacher demands fellow educators discipline students and stop giving them grades they don't deserve, internet reacts

'They need to earn it’: School teacher demands fellow educators discipline students and stop giving them grades they don't deserve, internet reacts

Kids these days… That's a sentence I hear often. 'They're always on their phones, they're not paying attention, they're not putting in the work'. Not all kids. But a lot. And I understand how frustrating it is for teachers and parents to discipline them. There are so many factors involved. One teacher was fed up with the current status and turned to Reddit to complain about what was happening in their school, and most likely in many more. They said that teachers were making things 'too easy' fo…
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Kid breaks his phone at school rather than letting it be confiscated, now the parents want the school to pay: 'You better pay for my son's phone!'

Taking responsibility for your own actions is important and one of the first major lessons that a young kid should learn from their parents. Unfortunately, a bunch of kids were never taught this lesson—or if the seeds were planted… they never took root. When these kids grow up and have kids of their own, predictably the new parents are not the most reliable at teaching their own children a lesson that they themselves never learned, leading to a new generation of entitled people in a vicious sel…
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'Have you forgotten the rules of my classroom?': Student gets back at teacher who refuses to pronounce their name right

'Have you forgotten the rules of my classroom?': Student gets back at teacher who refuses to pronounce their name right

Seems like every high school has that one teacher who is a self-proclaimed “stickler for the rules.” It's the teacher who loves to tell students that the bell doesn't dismiss class, the teacher does. Or the educator who insists that there will be no phones in class, not even to listen to music, and no food, and no talking to your friends. The teacher in this person's story was a veteran educator with forty years of experience under her belt. She was really stuck in her ways, too.
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‘No photos for [you]’: Penny-pinching school admin tries to take credit for a field trip they refused to fund, teacher that paid €360 claps back

When the school principal is the first person to deny funding for any extra projects but also the first in line to reap the benefits, teachers can get a little fiery in the teacher's lounge.
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'A guy wrote "Superman" as his answer on all 10 questions': 30 School assignments students turned in that surprised their teachers

'A guy wrote "Superman" as his answer on all 10 questions': 30 Ridiculous school assignments that students actually turned in

These teachers were baffled by the papers they received from their students. A lot of kids really don't want to go to school. They don't want to wake up at the crack of dawn, don't want to sit still in class all day, and they certainly aren't keen to work on homework. Luckily, there are plenty of brilliant teachers who can motivate their students to want to be there. Some teachers try to make their lessons modern by implementing movies, while others can make any lesson interesting with their ex…
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'I realize I didn't contribute much': 10+ Group projects that are destined to get zeros

'I realize I didn't contribute much': 10+ Group projects that are destined for failure

These group projects are teaching students some skills, just not the ones they expected to learn. Why do teachers assign group projects ? It's a question that countless students of all ages find themselves asking year after year. Teachers were once students themselves. Did they all just have a great time with their own group projects ? Or did they think the hardships (ie. trying to schedule a time for 5 people to meet up; realizing the night it's due that no one has worked on the project) were…
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'Apparently he sent me to the office for detention': Principal mistakes a youthful mom for a tardy student, hilarity ensues in the teacher's lounge

Is this a compliment?
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'I knew they would definitely fail': Substitute teacher gets back at cheating students by making an uncheatable test

The shenanigans our classmates orchestrated under the supervision of unfortunately unaware substitute teachers are something that we're likely to remember many years afterward. It's one of those things that are such a universal experience that long ago worked its way from real life over into becoming a trope in popular culture. The greatest example I had of this was in 8th grade when my Advanced Geometry teacher had a few weeks off work, and we, of course, were to be taught instead by a substit…
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'I'd never let her forget it': Student's family eats their school project

'I'd never let her forget it': Student's family eats their school project

This is the newest version of “My dog ate my homework.” Apparently for one student, their excuse is that their project got eaten by their family! At some point while you were in high school, you probably had to do this assignment for your health class. Students often have to care for a fake baby as if it's a real baby. The fake baby can be an egg, a bag of flour, or, if you live in a wealthy school district, an electronic baby that cries throughout the day at random intervals. The project often…
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'People don't like their own kids': Teacher openly roasts the parents complaining about snow days

To kids, snow days are magical. You've woken up to a white blanket of frozen fun covering your neighborhood, then all of your dreams come true when your mom gets that fateful call from your teacher. School is canceled! Without the worries of driving on icy roads or working to put food on the table, all you're left with is the insatiable desire to have the best day ever with whichever parent is forced to stay home with you.
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