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Students should be allowed to grade their teachers, amirite?

When it comes to education, teachers grade students to how well they're doing, but shouldn't students also get to grade their teachers?

If a student is struggling to do their job, they are giving a bad grade, shouldn't teachers get the same thing? Same if they're successful, they're given a good grade.

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There can be a number of factors they're graded on such as

Interest, Commitment, Clarity, Knowledge, Communication, Challenging, Encouraging, Accessibility, Friendliness

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Zolfies avatar Zolfie Yeah You Are +2Reply

This is why Ratemyprofessors exists. Bad professors and teachers exist, and some colleges, like mine, does offer students surveys or questionnaires to rate their class experiences and professor. I usually get them by professors themselves, but I don't do them.

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No, that wouldn't be a good idea. The kids might just dislike a teacher, having nothing to do with how they are teaching, and the teacher would be fired all because of some bratty hateful kids. Teachers grade kids on how well they are doing in their studies.

@StarzAbove No, that wouldn't be a good idea. The kids might just dislike a teacher, having nothing to do with how they are...

And it might have everything to do with their teaching.

I'm not suggesting to make a full evaluation with only the grading, but I thought it could be another good data points to go with all the other things they're currently grading teachers on.

But at minimum, IMO there needs to be a good place for students to go in teachers do something that sends a bad message or something.

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@Zolfie And it might have everything to do with their teaching. I'm not suggesting to make a full evaluation with only...

Grading them on what? How they dress? What car they drive? How many kids were scolded that day. If there is a problem with a teacher They can go to the principal or others in authority. But grading them is just not right.

@StarzAbove Grading them on what? How they dress? What car they drive? How many kids were scolded that day. If there is...

I addressed most of that already in the first post.

Interest, Commitment, Clarity, Knowledge, Communication, Challenging, Encouraging, Accessibility, Friendliness

And no, you don't do it on a daily basics...

Grading is nothing but evaluating, and almost every single job in is evaluated... and they're already being graded, it's just getting a different perceptive added into it.

The kids won't directly be able to fire the teacher... this is simply having their perspective of what's going on in the classroom.

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Students wouldn't be objective, I mean who would rate their teacher well if they got failed or got a low mark.
"I'll teach to to give me F's Mrs. Swanson, you'll see!"

@Sunny_the_skeptic Students wouldn't be objective, I mean who would rate their teacher well if they got failed or got a low mark...

And that's why you don't based everything on that grade alone. It would be one of the smaller factors.

Also why you would try to average it out, and maybe even toss out statistical outliers and/or anyone who did extremely horrible and maybe even extremely good and try to get the raw average.

Again, smaller factors, but still a factor.

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@Zolfie And that's why you don't based everything on that grade alone. It would be one of the smaller factors. Also why...

Tossing out anyone who might even have a hint of a motive not to be fair would leave the statistic void. It would be a biased backscratching like the upvotes and hearts here.

@Sunny_the_skeptic Tossing out anyone who might even have a hint of a motive not to be fair would leave the statistic void. It would...

You right, it could be abused, then then again, the current systems are also already abused... so it might not be changing anything for the worse.

But statistical outliers removal is a norm for a lot of statistical analysis, because it doesn't normally correlate and that's what you're looking for.

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Politically I don't think it's that simple... and so far, of the few people I know where they might stand politically, it seems to be the opposite way.

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