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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceTeaching · 8 months ago

My mom won't pull me out of my animation class!?

I'm a 14 year old girl who loves animation, and i'm really good at animation too. Because of this, my parents forced me to take an animation class completely against my will. This class is not at my school. It's an extracurricular I do outside of school. I take this class after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays and on Saturdays. I love this class and all the projects we do, but I don't like the teacher. The teacher in this class is a very rude, disrespectful woman who doesn't care at all about her students. She won't help anyone with their work, she does rude things and she is very hard to please. For example, one time, she accused me of not paying attention in class when I really was paying attention. I'm not a slacker! I have Asperger's and struggle to look at my teachers when they are talking, but i'm still listening to them. Also, one day, I had a pimple, and she decided to rudely stare at my pimple and then tell me to go to the bathroom and cover it up with makeup! How rude is that? Another time, she made me take off my hoodie when I was cold, and when I took it off, she actually took my hoodie away from me! She said that feeling cold would help me concentrate better! That's not true! It did NOT help me concentrate better! In fact, it made me feel uncomfortable because all I was wearing was a tank top underneath! This teacher acts really nice and caring in front of parents, so my parents believe that this teacher is really nice and caring, which is not true at all!

Update:

I tried to tell my parents about how she treats me, but they don't believe me. In fact, they take the teacher's side and accuse me of being disrespectful in her class. I am NOT disrespectful at all in her class! In fact, i'm probably the most mature and respectful student in her class! A lot of the kids in her class are immature and not so respectful. All of my teachers at school love me and some of them even consider me their favorite student, but my animation teacher treats me badly.

Update 2:

My classmates in her class all agree with me that she's bad, and some parents have even pulled their kids out of her class because of how bad she is. I asked my parents to please pull me out of her class because of how unhappy she makes me, but they just got upset with me and called me an ungrateful brat because this class is "good for me" and "a great opportunity" and they even threatened to ground me if I didn't stop complaining. This is just a normal animation class, no more than that.

Update 3:

We can easily find a similar class with a different, much nicer teacher, but my parents want me to stay in my current class. I would just take an animation class at my school, but my school doesn't have one. That's why I have to take one outside of school. Please don't tell me to wait until i'm 18 and then leave that class! I don't want to put up with this teacher for 4 more years! I want to be able to enjoy my teen years, not be miserable during them!

Update 4:

Should I tell another trusted adult about my animation teacher? Please help me! I'm so miserable because of her!

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  • 8 months ago

    It certainly sounds as if the teacher is rather unpleasant, but she hasn't done anything really terrible, has she? Try to remember you're there to learn, and remember that her being a bit rude isn't really enough to cause all this drama.

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  • 8 months ago

    talk to the teacher about this

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  • Blearg
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    8 months ago

    That sounds like a really stressful situation! I'm sorry that you aren't being listened to.

    Here's what I suggest: interview your classmates about the worst things they can remember the teacher doing. Take written statements, better if it is in their own handwriting, and promise you won't reveal who wrote what. Just have them write the stories out without attaching their names.

    While recording the teacher being rude would help, there are some specific laws about recording someone without their consent. If you were to go that route, I would suggest recording very secretly, showing only your parents but also demanding that they not reveal the recording as reason to pull you out (if they decide to do so).

    The benefit of the written statements of multiple anonymous first-person eyewitnesses is that it is harder to deny than the words of one person, is entirely legal, and also protects the identities of others so they are more at liberty to lend their stories without as much fear.

    Source(s): How to get a teacher fired https://www.wikihow.com/Fire-a-Teacher Is recording in a classroom legal? Maybe https://www.wrightslaw.com/blog/is-it-legal-for-a-...
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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    rnaybe you should turn her in for being rude and if youre lucky you rnight get another teacher

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  • 8 months ago

    Sneak your phone or some sort of audio recording device in there. Then, show the recording to your parents. Audio evidence is the best thing to show them. Dont take it out though EVER. Turn it on as soon as you get to the building, and leave it in your pocket

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  • R
    Lv 4
    8 months ago

    Sounds like great experience. In the real world, you will have to deal with people (including bosses) just like her. I would highly suggest you continue the class and enjoy it. Don't worry about her attitude.

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  • 8 months ago

    Talk to the teacher about it

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