|Could you not, at least, realize that there is|
usually an innocent child behind that horrible
teacher that is trying to improve you?
To say nothing about what it does to teacher's enthusiasm for their charges and their education. It is very difficult to get up and face your lying accusers and desire to better them. The morale of teachers is under attack from every angle, and having kids and their parents spread lies about professionals in order to, what exactly? Get a better grade? Not going to happen. Get another teacher? Not going to happen unless the teacher says "Forget it" and then you're looking at an inexperienced substitute who will barely have control over the class. What does this persecution even achieve? Because I have no idea. In any case, it saps the already trampled joy found when students grasp concepts that will improve their brains, their perseverance, and inevitably, their lives.
So, yes, I'm currently under fire for accusations that don't hold up to logic, to scrutiny, or indeed to humanity. No matter that, of 90 students, only four will maintain the lie. No matter that the story has morphed and changed in attempts to make it stick. No matter that the four students making the claims are...well, I better think of my job. Still trying to hold onto it, for some unknown reason.
(Actually, I know the reason. I had a much, much more lucrative career before this, that I enjoyed, but for the time off. But, it's looking better and better lately).