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Teachers are supposed to be kind individuals, instructing a class of open-minded (most of the time) students how to learn and grow and critically think. In an ideal world, this would certainly be the case for all educators, but as any person who's been through the education system can tell you, this is not always the case.


Reddit user, u/throwaaawayx0, wanted to hear about the worst time in your class life when they asked:

[Serious] What really messed up thing did a teacher do to you?

Letting Preconceptions Get In The Way

I'll go first, its a story which I only remembered some years ago.

I come from an immigrant family (Iraqi).

I was always an extremely shy and introverted kid, never talking much.

So one day the teacher starts talking about antisemitsm and he says how I am Iraqi which means I HATE Jews and I would love it if they all just died, some people looked at me, for example a buddy who sat next to me asking me if thats true.

I said that thats not true and that I respect everbody regardless of religion, sex, sexual orientation or whatever and I was really confused, it was not a joke because he didn't laugh and even if it were a joke its not a funny joke and at that age many people will get brainwashed since they believe everything a teacher says.

In the end nobody except the people in class knew about what happened but I thats now probably 7 years ago and if I had said something to the principal (which I wish I did) the teacher would've probably gotten suspended.

Sad that people like that are teachers.

throwaaawayx0

Singling Out A Specific Type Of Student

I was in first grade, with another girl and I being the only kids of color in either of the first grade classes. One of the other kids got lice and my teacher (horrible woman) decided to ONLY bring out me and this other girl to the hallway and aggressively check our heads...as if to suggest we were dirty and the cause of the lice. I went home and innocently told my mom, because me being 6 I hadn't realized what happened.

My mom lost it.

She threatened to sue the school district and demanded the teacher have disciplinary action. Nothing ever happened to the teacher unfortunately, my mom only got a hefty apology from the principal and my teacher just never bothered me again. To this day, my mom still gets pissed talking about it and hates that teacher.

booneisthemoon

...wow...

I went to school without wearing a bra. I was 13 and completely flat-chested, but I guess the barest hint of nipple through my shirt enraged my teacher.

She made me stand up in class and asked me if I thought it was appropriate to come to school dressed like I was while pointing at my chest, then asked if I was "showing off" before ordering me to the principal. Nasty, bitter old woman.

808menehune

Unequal Grading System

My english teacher in 8th grade hated me. So when she saw I had got full marks in a test, she grabbed my test sheet and scanned it with full attention to find any minor mistake. She found a spelling error and deducted a mark. A friend of mine had a spelling error in the same test but he had only half a mark deducted for the same.

ghx1910

Excessive, Much?

When I was in third grade, if you didn't have your homework done the teacher would throw you a pity party.

She would make you stand up and then have the entire class chant "1, 2, 3, awwwwww"

Then she would put your name, and the assignment, in what she called the F-Tablet. She claimed that if you had a single assignment in the F-Tablet at the end of the year she would fail you.

You would also lose recess privileges.

The_Vampire_Barlow

Trying To Have Your Back

A little more light hearted than the other stories.

In third grade I was making a presentation in front of class. In the far back of the class I saw the substitute teacher pointing at her crotch and mouthing something under her breath. I was really confused.

At the end of the presentation I just HAD to know what the heck she was doing.

"Mrs. Smith, what's the matter?"

"YOUR ZIPPER IS UNZIPPED!"

I looked down, my underwear was clearly showing, everyone started to point and laugh.

Nearly 20 years later and I still triple check to make sure that I zipped my pants.

komnenos

Endangering Students For Fun

When I was in sixth grade, we walked across the street for ice cream as a class. I lost my shoe in the middle of a busy street and the cars were already coming both ways, but my teacher made me run out and get it.

Same teacher would fail me on assignments for no reason. I don't know what I ever did for my existence to piss her off

flabby-cheese

Let Them Use The Bathroom!

Whacked me with a yard stick after I asked for the nth time to please use the bathroom. Then screamed at me when I pissed myself. Mrs. Peacock was my personal Snape in first grade.

raisinghellwithtrees

A Hateful Vendetta

My 5th grade teacher would intentionally fail everything I did because my mom pissed her off.

Also, I flunked a math course the year I was supposed to graduate and I had to go to another town for summer school. The summer school gives me all of these packets that I'm supposed to complete. But they come back wrong. So my sister lets me use a computer program (like a calculator that teaches you how to actually do the work) to complete the work. Still wrong. I have a neighbor help me. Still wrong. I have a really old friend who was going to college for engineering help me. Still wrong. As it turns out, someone at this school did all of the answers BY HAND, and got them all wrong and they just assumed it was right this whole time. So they just passed me, which was the good part. The months of hard work, frustration and stress was sh-tty though.

blankyblankblank1

Seriously. Messed. Up.

I had a restraining order against a family member, and the school knew and alerted all my teachers before events and open house. My art teacher decided she knew better than the court, and not only let him into a school event, but showed said family member all of my artwork and portfolio and divulged personal information about me. She somehow didn't get fired!

bootybonita

Probably Shouldn't Be Allowed Around Kids

Made fun of a disability in front of the whole class multiple times.

I have a prosthetic right leg. He would make fun of it all the time, impersonate me, ask me to "walk better", and then some. Even changed lyrics in a song the class was singing to joke about it one time. 4 years of that.

In addition, he'd intentionally try to make things awkward with people dating, etc... I had dated a girl briefly in the class and for the next 2 years he would keep making jokes and trying to make everything more awkward than it needed to be, and did it to tons of others as well.

One of those "haha I'm your friend I joke too!" a--holes. Dropped him from my contacts after high school when I realized how messed up it was in retrospect.

Smashbru

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