This is a “Homeschool or Die” moment.
this is why you can’t trust someone just b/c of their title or job position
“Teacher of the Year” usually implies that the recipient is popular. The problem with that is popularity can be a two-edged sword.
Some teachers are popular because they are excellent teachers.
Others are popular because they are known as easy graders or nice guys. The really hot women teachers are popular, and that might drive some of them to hop into bed with their students.
In my high school, we had a physics teacher–CS–who was popular: he taught both 11th grade physics and AP Physics. On the side, he had been a longtime Scoutmaster. As a teacher, he was popular because he was known for easy grading. Many students–who would not have signed up for physics–did so for both that and the AP class.
During that same time, I had a 10th grade geometry teacher–BC–who was good and rigorous, but not the most popular teacher.
Well, in the middle of the school year, CS got busted for child molesting. He had an extensive photo album, and there were hundreds of victims. The teacher’s union couldn’t even help him there.
I never knew CS, but due to his arrest, BC–my geometry teacher–got shifted over to the science department, where he took over the teaching of physics.
I ended up taking BC for physics the following year. I struggled, but managed a B average. He was tough, but I hung with it and–in spite of not being interested in pursuing a career related to the sciences–started leaning toward engineering after having BC.
During my high school years, BC was not the most popular teacher, and did not win a “Teacher of the Year” award. But he had my vote.
Also, my 11-th grade Algebra II teacher–LO–was a notorious hardass. I eked out a C in his class. But for all his antagonism, he pulled me aside when I was in 12th grade and said, “I graded you hard because you want to go to college. If you can get a C in my class, you can handle it.”
He was right. After some initial struggles in Calculus I in college, I never had problems in math. He had prepared me well.
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