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Incompetent Fellow Teachers

I’m a teacher who is bitter because I don’t make minimum wage while another teacher is making x5 what I’m making.

It’s not the money that I hold in contempt, it’s the fact that’s she’s so incompetent that she doesn’t deserve it.

How do I know that she’s incompetent?!

A student of hers wrote in an essay:

‘…was the first inventor to take out a patent on his invention…’

She marked it down as incorrect because she though that he meant ‘patience’. I tried to correct her mistake before she redistributed the papers again, but she kept insisting that the student was wrong and it was supposed to be ‘patience’ not ‘patent’. I explained that patent is a real word that was used correctly in terms of context while patience would not make any sense. She still argued.
I finally asked her if she actually knew what ‘patent’ meant.
She did not.
So there I was explaining to a fellow teacher who should know better what patent was and how her student trumped her in terms of vocab.

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2 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    thats awful. You should report it to your superior.

    • Anonymous

      It is, but I don’t want to be the one responsible for getting someone fired. Especially in this economy where jobs have become scarce.

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