Teacher to student, “You are a loser.”

The back and forth arguments on CNN about the incident was a low-level attempt to raise the ratings. The fact that a teacher called a student a “loser” shows that the teacher didn’t understand  the immense psychological power he had to shape students lives. It is the fault of the authorities that wrote the hiring instructions. For 27 years as a college professor I was told not to hire instructors on the basis of positive attitude or personality, only credentials, only credentials!


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