How To Blackmail a Teacher
This is not a post about some reformster program or educational policy. This is about just how low someone can go. This is about one of the worst websites I have ever come across.
TeacherComplaint.com is a site that looks clunky, but makes an offer that seems appealing:
TeacherComplaints.com - A Unique Web Site which allows Students & Parents to take control of what goes on in school!
Do you feel that your child is treated unfairly in class? Do you feel that your child gets to much home work? - Do you feel that your teacher doesn't understand your child / student? Do you feel that the school staff could care less about your problems, feel neglected? - Here, You can give an in depth report of how a school and teacher uses his/ her classroom and how they treat you as a parent and student.. Why Rate A Teacher or school (which can be maniputalted) When you can File A Teacher Complaint!
They claim to have been mentioned on major news networks. Ed Week took a look at it back in 2011; it has been around since 2009 ("This site has officially went online today- March 11, 2009"). It ranks around 368,000 on alexa.
So why am I picking on a site that exists to give students and parents a voice, which provides them with a chance to speak up about injustice they see at school? Isn't that a good thing, even if it is a site that is rife with spelling and usage errors? Certainly lots and lots of folks are using it-- with new complaints posted as recently as yesterday. Why am I calling this the worst thing ever.
The answer can be found in this paragraph on the site, which gives us a better picture of the business model involved:
To bad teachers who have made a big mistake in the teaching profession, we recognize that you CURMUDGUCATION: How To Blackmail a Teacher: