Have you ever thought to yourself, wow this teacher really stinks at teaching? If you have ever felt this way, I’m almost positive you’re not the only one. Sadly, some teachers just aren’t the best at teaching, explaining things, and sometimes aren’t even fair about grading. As a student at Prairie High School, I feel us students should be able to grade our teachers on their teaching skills. By grading our teachers, this will show our principal the best and worst teachers at Prairie, and maybe they can make a change about it.

The Atlantic article High-Stress High School states ,”49 percent of students reported feeling a great deal of stress on a daily basis.” Do you think that stress could be from the teachers? After a teacher teaches a lesson that might still be confusing for students, they can get very stressed that they don’t understand the lesson, in a way this is the teachers fault, it causes stress upon the student since the teacher did not teach it correctly.

Some students are very lazy when it comes to homework, but other students don’t do their homework simply because they don’t understand how to do it, since their teacher didn’t teach the unit well enough. A current Prairie High School student states, “If I don’t understand the criteria in the first place from the teacher teaching it, I cannot complete the homework because I don’t know what’s going on.”

I asked 12 current Prairie High School students, the question do you think we should be able to evaluate our teachers on their teaching skills? All students responded yes, that we should be able to evaluate our teachers. Since teachers can grade us on our participation, behavior, and other skills, why can’t we do the same?

Students are failing classes, not completing their homework, and some are not even showing up to class. It’s time to make a change at Prairie High School, by evaluating our teachers, so us students can get the best education.



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