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Dear Dish-It: How Can I Get My Teacher Fired?

Dear Dish-It,

This year, I got stuck with the worst teacher. She puts duct tape on our desks to threaten us to stop talking, she screams and swears at us and once she even hit a kid with her wooden ruler. She’s horrible. But the worst part is, my parents don’t believe me. The minute another teacher or parent comes into the class she acts as sweet as honey. This woman should be fired. What should I do?

Fed Up

Dear Fed Up,

This is a tough position to be in. Many teachers yell, especially if they have a class that disrespects their authority. But if she has built a reputation for unacceptable behavior like swearing, hitting students and threatening them with duct tape, then you absolutely need to report this.

Speak To Your Principal

Start by talking to your fellow classmates. Make sure you have all of your facts straight and then report her behavior to the principal. This is the first step. Your principal may not take action right away, as getting a teacher fired or suspended requires proof.

Speak To Your Parents

Next talk to your parents. I know you say they don’t believe you, but getting them to file a complaint as well will be very valuable to your case. You could even gather some of your classmates and talk to your school’s PAC. I’m sure there are other parents that would be very concerned to hear about your teacher’s behavior. Lastly, try talking to your teacher’s former students who can vouch for you.

Last Resort

As a last resort - and I mean last - turn on the voice record function of your iPhone and leave it in your bag or pocket. If you can catch your teacher swearing at you guys, your principal and your parents might take you more seriously.

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I think jealousy would be if she were angry at you for being considered better than her. It sounds more like she's just disappointed, but it's impossible for you to know if you don't ask. 
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"CocoC01" wrote: Sometimes things are n`t fair in life. Maybe you can try to find your cousin`s weakness or try your best to get along with her. After all, your cousin is still young. Grandparents tend to show more love to the younger ones because they are young and innocent.You`re 11 now, your grandmother might think that you`re more mature than your cousin: able to do whatever you want, able to make the right decision. Try to impress your grandmother with something that you`re good at ( I mean in the positive way) like joining debate/dancing/singing competitions--> try your best to achieve something and make them proud of you.   thanks but even when I was 5 6 and 7 she played favorites. I almost always get along with my cousin but sometimes I burst. my grandma always somehow finds out what I want and gives it my cousin and if my parents are around she treats us equally and that is another thing that makes me mad is she acts like the best grandma in front of my parents but the second they are gone she is a different person
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