Bloomberg was responsible for extending the definition of "corporal punishment" to not only physically hitting a student, but "making them feel nervous or afraid" by yelling at them. Teachers were now called up on charges with a possibility of termination for raising their voice in a classroom. And making the students feel "afraid or nervous". So all a kid has to do now is claim that this happened, or that the teacher touched them in an inappropriate manner or said something sexual or racial or whatever to them and voila! The teacher is up on charges, even if they never said or did anything wrong at all.
So students tell teachers now, "Shut the f___ up b___h or I gonna get you fired." They've even produced Youtube videos on exactly how to write a statement using all the right buzzwords for the most harm to the teacher, meant for their fellow students to view and use. Absolutely heinous! And the students are ALWAYS believed over the teachers, always.
How is one to maintain discipline in a classroom with this, I'd like to know. It's exactly like putting a loaded pistol into a 5 year old's hand. The present day high school students I've encountered, with very few exceptions, are extremely immature and irresponsible for their age, way too irresponsible to be handed power like this. They are incapable of connecting actions with consequences. There's always an excuse for why they failed to do something they were assigned. It's never their fault. It's the TEACHER'S fault. Every time.
There's only so much of this garbage that any human can put up with. Politicians sticking their (lib) noses where they don't belong have brought about the destruction of the NYC public school system, once a great one. And the current blatant Communist mayor has just announced that he feels that there's too many successful Asian students in the very few elite high schools left (entrance by exam only), and he'd like to open it up to more black students by dumbing down the entrance exam. You can kiss those schools good-bye. I've seen what happens when this is done, how formerly great high schools known for their academics have been turned into ghetto high schools when they experienced a large influx of ghetto black students fresh from ruining their own school and causing its closure.
Let's not forget the extremely punitive new evaluation system that half or more of the administration don't themselves understand, and the imposition of Commie Core standards.
Can hardly wait to get a few more years in and get AWAY from this madness!
It’s exactly like putting a loaded pistol into a 5 year old’s hand. .
My prayers for your safety and eventual peaceful retirement