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Teachers Are Like Cops

Teachers are like cops. If you do exactly what they say and convince yourself that they know better than you … you might think they are good people doing a good thing.

Once you choose not to live under the thumb of other people, the people who wish to bully you will show themselves to be bullies.

Its interesting to talk to some people who have had good experience with teachers and for them to think it was the teacher that was good rather than their demeanor which showed reverence to the people who they were told to show reverence to. I don’t think it is a fluke that over 90% of my teachers were horrible, and over 90% of your teachers were wonderful. I think we had the same sort of people as teachers.

Cops can be nice guys if you are sucking their dick and fawning on them … but if you want self respect, cops will generally be assholes.

Once again though …. it is not that teachers and cops are morally evil and these evil people get attracted to these professions. It is the incentives of the work. There is little market response to poor customer service, there is an immediate perception of obedience from bullying, these professions unionize and protect their worst components, we have a society that feeds reverence to people who haven’t earned it, parents and students have little tools to help against a bully, teachers are incentivized to encourage obedience more than creativity, intelligence, etc.

A brilliant student who gets bored and becomes a distraction is a problem for a teacher … a dim student who is quiet will feed the teachers goals. As long as teachers are incentivized so insanely poorly, the system turns them into bullies.

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Aaron White

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