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Here's a good one.

Last school year, I had to take a Honors World History class, (It also covered geography). And my teacher, Mr.A, was (and still is) an asshole. But, that's not all, he also did a horrible job teaching the class. The one thing I remember the most was when he insisted that the rainforests in Africa were located in the southern part of the continent, instead of being around the equator.

Most people just believed him, except for me and another girl (let's call her Alice). I didn't call Mr.A on this, because I knew he would say "I'm the teacher here, so I'm right and you're wrong". But, Alice isn't the type of person to stay quiet in these issues. So, she said "Um, the African rainforests are located near the equator."

Now, this made him pretty mad. I can't remember exactly what he said, but it went something like: "No, the African rainforests are in the southern part of the continent. If you can't handle what it takes to be in a Honors Class, than you need to drop out of this class, and move next door to the regular class." Alice looked at Mr.A with a fake smile, which is usually what she does if somebody makes her angry. You can tell that she's trying to hold back her anger.

A day or two later, my class had a quiz about the African biomes. And you had to label the different biomes on a picture of Africa. The only thing I received a 90, simply because I wrote that the rainforest was located near the equator.

I told my mother about the whole issue, and she said that Mr.A used to bully my cousins back when they were in high school (The same high school he teaches and coaches in now. Hooray.) She also told me how much of an asshole he was back then, and how much of an asshole he is now. Plus, one of my Aunts (the mother of my cousins that got bullied by Mr.A) works just down the hall from Mr.A. Isn't that just so wonderfully peachy and dandy?

But, you don't have to feel sorry for my cousins. Nope, this was before all the "zero tolerance" rules came into effect. So, one of my cousins had to beat the shit out of Mr.A every once in a while to make Mr.A leave my cousins in peace. And, I believe these fights occurred on the school grounds too.

Oh yeah, and Mr.A has three daughters (I think they're triplets) that look like they're in the first grade. He's also one of the coaches on the middle school baseball team (The middle school is literally next door to the high school. In fact, the middle and high schools are located on the same property). And, Mr.A still teaches the same subjects today. Plus this year, he teaches economics for the 9th graders.

He's also quite possibly the worst teacher I've ever had. I mean, he could've been lying to us about anything, and then he would've said: "I'm the teacher, which makes me right. You're wrong, because you're the student". It fucking irritates me to no end.

Well, at least I'm not in his classes anymore.
02-23-2014 02:02 PM
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Holy shit, that's pretty bad.

I hate it when history teachers have inaccurate info and perceptions. It just pisses me off.

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02-23-2014 04:30 PM
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i had a english teacher that tried to teach her class jungian psychology which pissed me off enough to make me switch to a different school

"I never said half the shit people say i did." -Albert Einstein

"I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail, there is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers. That is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark."-Stephen Hawking

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02-23-2014 05:00 PM
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Hansgrohe Wrote:Holy shit, that's pretty bad.

I hate it when history teachers have inaccurate info and perceptions. It just pisses me off.

Mr.A always gets pretty angry when you call him out on a mistake/inaccurate information. So, whenever he taught any false information, I would just keep it to myself.

Potato Wrote:i had a english teacher that tried to teach her class jungian psychology which pissed me off enough to make me switch to a different school

Why would an English teacher "teach" Jungian psychology?
02-24-2014 02:24 AM
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I had a teacher in 3rd grade that couldn't pronounce Kazakhstan. She always said Kuh-ZAK-astan. I called her on it but no matter how many times I tried to tell her she couldn't figure out how to pronounce it.

Thinking back on this I've noticed two things:
1. Why were we talking about Kazakhstan in the first place?
2. My entire class couldn't pronounce Kazakhstan. Why couldn't my class pronounce Kazakhstan?

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^Wasn't that the same year Borat was released?

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02-24-2014 01:19 PM
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Alistoriv Wrote:Thinking back on this I've noticed two things:
1. Why were we talking about Kazakhstan in the first place?
2. My entire class couldn't pronounce Kazakhstan. Why couldn't my class pronounce Kazakhstan?

I don't think most Americans even know what Kazakhstan is.
02-25-2014 09:16 AM
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The Stan Belt, I shall call it.

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(06-14-2013 08:02 AM)Potato Wrote:  watch the fuq out, we've got an "intellectual" over here.

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My history teacher is an asshole too -.-
02-27-2014 03:18 AM
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