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Issues singled out for the audience.

by Layne on March 19, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Today the teacher of the class that has given me the majority of my problems took the class period today to yell at us. She said that we would be doing better if we actually enjoyed the topics we were learning. It wouldn't seem like such a chore. The whole time she was looking at me, and I sat staring straight ahead because staring back at her would've started the tears I was trying so hard to contain. She asked if anyone had anything to say to her, and I took a deep breathe and looked back at her saying, "I get what you're saying, but you also can't make someone like something. It's not that easy." She attacked me for that, bringing out every issue I had talked to her in private about throughout the year. I stared straight ahead and waited for rest of class for the bell to ring.

I can't believe some people would think to do that. To call someone out for their weaknesses that they've been battling all year to overcome. That just doesn't seem right.


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