the teacher is always right, even when s/he is not.
Last updated: March 9, 2017
It is all about the students who get penalized by teachers even if they are not guilty for any sudden reasons in school premises and the school authority undertakes it as offence for involvement without knowing the reason correctly
Just curious, are you still upset about your hat and the ensuing suspension/detention?
Generally, teachers do have the final word even when students are in the right. If a teacher claims you cheated, you will be treated as though you cheated, even if you didn't actually cheat.
All teachers play favorites and some teachers are genuinely prejudiced against certain students and more and more schools are taking measures to keep teacher-student bias in check.
When a teacher is wrong, s/he is wrong: To err is human. Even if the teacher has inadvertently misjudged a student, s/he should be rectified lest the student would have to bear an undeserved scar on his/her record.
A teacher can make mistakes just like any other human being and needs to be corrected before s/he takes action on the basis of a misunderstanding
The best teachers admit to their mistakes when corrected and apologize if s/he finds that s/he was in the wrong.
A teacher is not an autocrat/dictator and is there to aid your learning experience, if you feel that the teacher picks on you, has mistreated you(for example, by slapping an open palm with a steel ruler) and/or deliberately sabotages your work, then you must bring this to the proper authority's attention.
Teachers are not sacrosanct and it is always up to your parents and/or the school authorities to put your needs and protection first.
A lot of schools permit teachers to hit, yell at and defile their students, and many parents consider such behavior to be a necessary means to achieve discipline.
Sometimes in certain schools, there is no authority to turn to and teachers are always right.
Part of the process of growing up to realise that adults aren't always right.
Whatever the teacher/examiner decides will be final, even if s/he decides not to raise your marks when you(and anyone else you've consulted) thought you deserved more marks and even if s/he punishes you for questioning her/his judgment by cutting marks.
So while teachers should be neutral, flexible and mature, they aren't and neither are students. In practice however the teacher is right even when democratically wrong.
Teachers need to admit they are wrong
I have seen a case where a teacher gave false information to a class, a student corrected her and she insisted he was wrong and she was right. In the end she did her research and discovered she was wrong, however, she insisted to the parents of the student that he should serve his detention for disrupting the class.
^This is wrong! Horribly wrong! If said student had to serve a detention for "disrupting the class" he should also receive some kind of credit toward his final grade for helping teach the class, because in the end the kids would have been taught incorrect information and would have left that classroom poisoned. Just like in that "Cat/ Cot" Issue i stated above, we would not want our 3 year olds to come home pronouncing all their words wrong because the person who was correcting the teacher was forced to stop, thus allowing the other students to be poisoned.