Teachers should admit their mistakes

April 20, 2012 at 6:03 p.m.
Updated April 19, 2012 at 11:20 p.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

I am concerned about bullying in our schools. Not by a student, but by a teacher. My child pointed out a mistake that one of his teachers made, a mistake that not only he, but others noticed. When he pointed out this mistake, the teacher said they were not listening, and they were wrong. I can believe one or two students not listening or paying attention, but half the class not paying attention to an important lecture? Why are we letting teachers get away with acting like this? This problem has been a concern of mine and I did contact the principal, but my child is still being made to feel he is the one that is wrong, as are the other students. Perhaps accusing the teacher of bullying is a bit harsh, but as a parent I admit when I am wrong, especially when my children point out the mistake I have made. I am sorry I have had to write this letter to voice my concern, but no one at the school seems to be willing to admit they made a mistake.

Ann Alvarez, Victoria



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