We all know what kind of difference a good teacher can make in someone's life. A skilled educator has an opportunity to inspire students to pursue their goals and talents, can recognize their strengths and give them the most important knowledge they can offer. While we all should celebrate all of the amazing teachers out there, many schools still lack compassionate, thoughtful and talented teachers. A Twitter user who recently started a thread asking people to share their crappy teacher stories proves that some people are simply unsuited to do this important job. In the eye-opening and shocking thread, people shared stories of harrowing teachers who abused their power over students, humiliated and bullied them.

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Joseph Kuhlman
Community Member
8 months ago

That mom is a legend

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Atlas
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8 months ago

Oh... the sweet sweet taste of payback.

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LoL.alpaca
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8 months ago

poor kid 😭

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Raine Soo
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8 months ago

Revenge is a dish best served cold...

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Atlas
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8 months ago

Attagirl! Also, what an abusive jerk.

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Kjorn
Community Member
8 months ago (edited)

i don,t Believe you've got stab in your belly. the blade in your stomach and the blood on the floor Don't convince me either

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Viviane
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8 months ago

Encourage him to take up base-jumping and swimming with great white sharks. None of the seven deadly sins will be committed.

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Jessamyn
Community Member
8 months ago

UM...

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Shawn
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8 months ago (edited)

Talking of respect, I had a new ROTC teacher come in screaming at us talking about if you respect me I'll respect you while showing us zero respect. I made it my main mission in life to make him hate his and I succeeded. I got many other students on board and he barely lasted the year.. I'm willing to bet I took years off that man's life.

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Pretty Pangolin
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8 months ago

I'm so sorry you had to wade through all that crap. Good job making your dream happen in spite of him!

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MATTHEW WHITE
Community Member
8 months ago

good for you

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deanna woods
Community Member
8 months ago

You deserved an A. That type of behavior was pretty shitty on her part.

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Jessamyn
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8 months ago

"This just happens with beautiful young women like you." EXCUSE ME??!!! You and the other girls can protest by not showing up to choir.

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deanna woods
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8 months ago

She shouldn't have been working in a school to begin with. My parents would have raised hell if that had been me. Teachers and other school staff need to take students with illnesses seriously.

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Viviane
Community Member
8 months ago

Can the school afford lawsuits?

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Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
8 months ago

Whoah. A good friend's mother was dying of cancer, and the principal said he would not allow her to be with her mother, she had to be in school. Luckily, her aunt told the principal where to stick it.

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
8 months ago

And people wonder why women don't want to go into STEM

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Missy Barton
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8 months ago

My mom would have beaten that teacher's ass

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Viviane
Community Member
8 months ago

One teacher told my youngest (of 3) sister, "Why can't you be creative like your sisters?" That hurt. I'm glad she got past that, but it took a while. She now does interesting crafts (great colour sense!). Plus, she works in PR, marketing, travel writing, tourism, would make a very good manager-- I can't praise her enough!

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Colleen Coughlin
Community Member
8 months ago

I can't compute this

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Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
8 months ago

that's the opposite of what teaching should be!

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#22

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deanna woods
Community Member
8 months ago

Your parents and the counselor need to figure out what reality is. That story she told them was fiction.

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Kjorn
Community Member
8 months ago

al capone was only convice because of taxe evasion, not for the Killing. money has more power

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Jessamyn
Community Member
8 months ago

HELLO? They're in KINDERGARTEN...

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Viviane
Community Member
8 months ago

So how does one gain the right to feel sad? Is there a quota system (10 worst situations on the entire planet) or is it based on a checklist (must have 9 out of 10 specific events happen over the course of 25 hours) or do you argue for your right before a jury of one insensitive art teacher?

Ashley Galyen
Community Member
8 months ago

You're coming at it all wrong. People like that don't use logic. But just for fun, and how it's stated you'd have to be the most or second most miserable person on the planet to be given permission to be sad. If you are third worse off, you lose the right to be sad because the minimum of two worse off people has been met (one 'person' doesn't qualify)

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Atlas
Community Member
8 months ago

This is actually something many people tell each other. It's incredibly disrespectful and dehumanizing. Every kind of pain is valid, no matter how "small". We all deal with our problems differently, that's all.

Daria B
Community Member
8 months ago (edited)

This. Also, it allows for manipulative, if not abusive, behaviour. A suggestion or feedback is turned into complaint and your pain is turned against you because "you have no right to complain", because they always find someone "who has it worse than you". Happens a lot in a variety of work places.

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Gabi
Community Member
8 months ago

"There are people starving in Africa!" No shit, dude, it still won't bring my granny back from the dead.

Francesca
Community Member
8 months ago

I read something once... you can drown in 3 inches of water, or 10 feet of water. Either way, its the same result. Kind of dark, but it has a point. Trauma is trauma. Pain is pain. Grief is grief. Sadness is sadness.

Ellory Potter
Community Member
8 months ago

Today someone came up to me and told me I didn't deserve to be depressed bc other ppl were sadder than me

deanna woods
Community Member
8 months ago

No one can tell you whether or not you deserve to be depressed. They don't know your situation and can't judge what they don't know.

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Lynda Momalo
Community Member
8 months ago

By that thinking, no one has a right to be happy because other people have it better.

Makayla Bolton
Community Member
8 months ago

Everyone's feelings are always valid. no matter what, you can't compare your sadness to that of others because you'll only feel worse AND hate yourself more.

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
8 months ago

Yes, I once saw an illustration of this - a tiny Chihuahua is sitting next to a giant Mastiff. The caption says "So, how deep was that puddle?"

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
8 months ago

It takes all kinds !!!

Mitchell Martin
Community Member
4 months ago

My life story: Dad takes me to his dates, dad gets divorce, marries a gold digger, mom marries a good guy, who gets crippled by getting hit by a semi on a motorcycle, he has mental health and physical health problems to this day, dad spends over $600000 on gold digger, he divorced gold digger, only saw me and my bro less than a half of a percent of the year, for three years, gold digger and her daughter get my dad in jail, he gets out and gets one year on an ankle bracelet, he serves his sentence, but looses his dream job (which the gold digger works there too) gets less than half of his paycheck, and now is harassed by that family, like I was bullied while my dad was married. And I even have very small moments of depression. And I am the one who is the comic relief in my friend group. All people deserve all emotions. Just because others have it worse doesn’t restrict a feeling

Kiro
Community Member
8 months ago

I'd punch him in the face and ask him he has no right to feel pain. Other people in the world have it worse, after all.

A Jones
Community Member
8 months ago

Geeze, well then tell people like that they can't be happier as there are happier people than they are. Bloody emotion gatekeepers. >:\

L McN
Community Member
8 months ago

Well, wrong but yes others have it worse. And worse may be depression, so....

Peter Bear
Community Member
8 months ago

Counterpoint: by that logic, no one has the right to feel happy, because other people in the world have it better. Now go ahead, tell me... how do I have the right to feel, then? I'll wait.

Kurisurin Sutaringu
Community Member
8 months ago

I actually hear this type of thing a lot. No offense or anything, but i thought it was just common for adults to tell kids to be grateful for what you have and others have it worse when you said anything about not being happy?

Orillion
Community Member
8 months ago

By that reasoning, every person except for 1 unlucky individual should be happy.

Daniel Lewis
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8 months ago

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Yes, so quit whining.

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Kjorn
Community Member
8 months ago

or just convice everyone to not obey to the gym teacher.

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deanna woods
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8 months ago

This teacher should have been fired and reported to the police.

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Viviane
Community Member
8 months ago

Wow. Smart kid.

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Kjorn
Community Member
8 months ago

OMG! feel sorry for you

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Magpie
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8 months ago

Good for you!

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Kjorn
Community Member
8 months ago

i work in a call center and so many time people ask me how i am… people would certainly hung up in fear if i really told them how i feel.

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deanna woods
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8 months ago

That teacher should have been smacked across her head really hard for being stupid.

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How Terribly Unfortunate
Community Member
8 months ago

This is just horrible. I hope the earbuds didn't cost too much to replace.

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Viviane
Community Member
8 months ago

Some people have no taste. I have a bum knee, but I'll risk a week of recovery for a good Mexican band (damn you, Banda de la Muerte! Oh the agony, but oh the ecstacy!).

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Raine Soo
Community Member
8 months ago

Ah, yes, I watched the whole thing. It was originally an all-girls school, and it eventually became a co-ed high school. It is now defunct. The whole thing was so sad. The head priest, the brotherhood, and their lackeys sexually abused the poor female students.

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How Terribly Unfortunate
Community Member
8 months ago

Wow. That is just SO rude and uncalled for. People can make decisions for themselves.

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Kjorn
Community Member
8 months ago

power makes people goes crazy

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Aria
Community Member
8 months ago

Slap her

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How Terribly Unfortunate
Community Member
8 months ago

That person clearly did hear the teacher, to have done them. The student should have gone to the principal while she went to the nurse's office to make sure her head was okay.

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Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
8 months ago

I've told this one before...a (male) teacher stopped in the middle of class to tell me "Your legs are too fat. You need to go on a diet." This wasn't Phys Ed or some class when commenting on my weight might be even slightly appropriate - this was like Math or Social Studies. F*** him.

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Raine Soo
Community Member
8 months ago

Perhaps nails are the only thing this art teacher could paint.

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How Terribly Unfortunate
Community Member
8 months ago

That is just so LAME. Doctors exist for a reason, not so you can pretend that they don't know what they're talking about.

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Viviane
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8 months ago

Of course she was in law school. Somebody has to empty the wastepaper baskets and clean the toilets.

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Kjorn
Community Member
8 months ago

not to self: next time passed out and throw up on the teacher desk

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Kjorn
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8 months ago

i bet it was her Capture-5e...10cdb6.jpg Capture-5e2885d10cdb6.jpg

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