ForCruxSake wrote:I wish I could say I had respect for all teachers.
Me too, but early on I discovered that teachers were often wrong, both in HS and college, they just didn't know everything they thought they did.
My biggest problem is when a teacher presents the information, and then implies that what they have presented is all there is. I got into this with my one daughter, we were discussing some subject, and I forget what, but I tried to tell her that there was more to the subject, but she insisted that what her teacher said was all there was.
Oliver Stone came up with the 'Untold History of the United States' with a Harvard academic, when his kids were coming home from school and (incorrectly) retelling him history, they had learned at school, that he had lived through. He was outraged. That says more about the curriculum than teachers, but he's not that old. You'd think if he could question what they were teaching, presumably they should have been able to, too.
I had a Government and Politics teacher, at A level, who was so good, he put me off the subject. As he taught, he would enlighten you, with regard to a situation, by highlighting it or contradicting it with some fact he had actually lived through. It was an interesting way to remember what you were supposed to learn, but I just remember loathing Government and Politics, whilst loving his teaching. I still remember much of what he said. Amazing teacher.