Does Complaining About A Teacher Work?
January 26, 2011 10:21 AM Subscribe
Will complaints about public school teachers generally fall on deaf ears? For those of you in public education... Does it really change anything if parents complain about a teacher? OR, does this just make the teacher angry and then they're likely to take it out on the kids? Does a teacher consider making changes if parents complain? Is there anything a principal can really do to a tenured, union member that will make a difference? Can such a teacher be effectively disciplined since there's really no threat of ever being fired.
posted by Blake to Education (20 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I have in mind here smaller complaints about more day-to-day things, not big things like abuse or something really serious. e.g. This teacher is doing something wrong in the way they teach or handle my kid or something like that.