• Tue, Mar 25 - 8:00 am ET

Bratty Students Post ‘How To Get Your Teacher Fired’ Videos Because Kids Are The Worst

How To Get Your Teacher Fired Videos There is a new expose from your pals at Fox News Houston this morning proving once and for all that kids are pretty much the worst. They did a search on You Tube about kids posting videos called ‘How To Get Your Teacher Fired’ which shows bratty monster kids of all ages explaining how they got their teachers fired, either because they were too strict or gave them assignments they didn’t like or just because we now live in Lord Of The Flies Land and teachers who dedicate their lives trying to help kids get a decent education now have to live in fear over kids making false accusations that can cost them their jobs, reputation, and livelihood.

There are quite a few videos posted, and listening to the kids explain how they masterminded these plans is pretty disturbing, and the kid at the link claims that his teacher pulled his hair, made him dress up like a girl, and she made him dance with an extremely ugly girl. She also made the students do “stupid stuff on St.Patrick’s Day and it was torture.” He retaliated by drawing means pictures of his teacher, the principal got involved, and the teacher was subsequently fired. It’s all a mess of he said/she said from a kid who probably still sleeps with a stuffed animal at night so who knows what the real truth is, but I will agree with Fox that says that these types of videos are awful because they are just encouraging students who don’t get along with a teacher for whatever reason to make all sorts of allegations against them, true or not.

I get that there are some awful teachers in the world, who have been abusive or behaved inappropriately or who have no business interacting with young people, but the fact that students are posting these “tutorials” just shows that a lot of parents are raising entitled little snowflakes who think nothing of ruining a teacher’s life just because they don’t like them. The Fox link is also sort of unintentionally hilarious, because someone rage-wrote the article in cap lock and they speak to a legal analyst who is every head shaky about the whole thing.

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I had some bad teachers of my own growing up, including one who was eventually fired for behaving inappropriately towards female students, but overall I was afraid of my teachers and I wanted to impress them and do my best in school. If I ever caught one of my kids making a video like this, regardless if their teacher was awful, you better believe I would punish them. I know I am sounding like one of those “Kids today have no respect for their elders” sort of people but it’s true. I am one of those people now! I hope they follow up with an interview with the parents of the kids posting these videos.

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  • Amelia

    A friend of mine went through this first hand. He was a history teacher and a girl who was failing the class and trying to bully him into changing her grades – cause reasons! -accused him of touching her inappropriately. He wasn’t tenured yet, so the union wouldn’t fight for him. He lost his job and hasn’t gotten a teaching job since.

    • Savannah61

      I teach and I’m married to a male elementary teacher. I’m terrified of something like this happening to him.

    • Valerie

      I’m always afraid for my younger brother- he teaches phys ed to elementary schoolers but he coaches middle school and high school teams- some of them, girls. I tell him all the time to NEVER be alone with any of them, even for a minute. It is so scary to think of a girl being pissed she doesn’t get enough playing time and deciding to spread rumors that Coach has been touching her. ICK.

    • pixie

      I knew some girls in eighth grade who would try to flirt with the teachers to get higher marks and then spread rumours when the teachers wouldn’t reciprocate their flirting. Thank god the internet wasn’t really a thing back then and that the other teachers/admin knew these girls were pulling shit like that (they had histories of being difficult students and it was a small school so the admin staff knew all the students and the grades 6-8 teachers knew all the grade 6-8 students since we were moved between classrooms). We did have one teacher, who was supposed to be my 6th grade teacher but got fired the summer before who allegedly sexually assaulted three female students, but that was a different situation.

    • Valerie

      Yikes. Middle schoolers kind of scare me.

    • Sri

      Meh. They’re old enough to try to get away with shit, but they’re not mature enough to stfu about it in the hallway. I’d rather have that then high school students, who can actually be sneaky enough to get away with it.

      I tend to play dumb with the small stuff (whispered cusses, games open in another tab but they’re still on task, chewing gum) because then they get lulled into a false sense of security and it’s easier to catch the actually harmful stuff.

    • Kitsune

      My husband is a high school English teacher and he is insanely careful. The never being alone is mandatory and part of what the administration stresses. Also documenting any issues and bringing it to their attention ASAP. It sucks because you have to balance helping students with your own safety.

    • G.S.

      Yeah, my best friend/older brother at his placement in college (he took Teacher’s Assistance) was once talking to a faculty member in the hall when one of the four-year-old girls from the class he was teaching in suddenly ran up and hugged him around the knees. He froze with his hands in the air, it freaked him out so much.

    • Shannon

      This happened to my seventh grade social studies teacher. He was older, second career, and wasn’t the best teacher, but he was OK and tried really hard to make things interesting. He didn’t cater to students and expected you to sit down, shut up and turn in your work. Some of the more snotty girls started making up rumors of sexual harassment and openly admitted to every kid they knew that they were trying to get him fired. He got removed from school and probably ended up at a different one because things were such bullshit, but near the end of his time there, you could tell he was so devastated and beaten down. If I ever find out my kids are behind something like this, they’ll be grounded til college.

    • auntiea

      My sophomore year a history teacher, who was by far the most loved teacher there, was dismissed for alleged sexual contact. It was a huge deal, especially in such a small town. His father in law was the long time, much loved principal. There was a huge trial, his sister in law, who was a year below me and was friends with the accuser, switched schools. He ended up being convicted of 2nd degree child molestation (which is a misdemeanor?!). The sad part is, and I am biased, but he didn’t do it. The girl had a history of “wild child” behavior and did admit to making stuff up. It was messed up and sad. I can’t remember learning anything about world history that year. The whole story would make for quite the Lifetime movie.

  • Kay_Sue

    BRB; going to get eat my children real quick so that I never run the risk of having entitled assholes like this. #MamaSpider

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      delicious!

    • Kay_Sue

      I was thinking a nice soy-based sauce. I dunno though. Still up in the air about it.

      I need Maria to come and recommend a wine to round it out.

    • tSubh Dearg

      If I may proffer a wine suggestion? Children would probably be similar to suckling pig or veal so I think a light red wine, such as a Pinot Noir or a Beaujolais would make a great pairing.

    • Kay_Sue

      I am *always* open to alcoholic suggestions. :-P

    • tSubh Dearg

      Well then, to expand on my suggestion, the older your children and the more time they spend running around, then the gamier they will probably be so in that case you might want to stump up for a good Bordeaux to enjoy while devouring their carcasses.
      I may have spent way too much time thinking about this.

    • Kay_Sue

      Do you think their diet would affect it? I have one that is more fond of sweets than the other….

    • Robotic Socks

      When did this article become a cooking discussion?

    • tSubh Dearg

      It probably would. Pigs who get to roam in orchards often have a fruity flavour to their meat. Grass fed beef tastes different to that of grain fed.
      I think the one with more sweets in their diet would probably be better used for bbq where a certain sweetness to the meat would be beneficial.

    • https://twitter.com/FaintlyXMacabre Theresa Edwards

      Hmm, perhaps soak them in 4loko before making a nice goldschlager flambe?

      ps this thread is headed to a dark place.

    • Kay_Sue

      It really is, and yet, I am pleased by it.

      Disclaimer: I would never actually eat my children. However, if they behaved like the children in these videos, they would require a tonsillectomy to remove my foot from their ass.

    • https://twitter.com/FaintlyXMacabre Theresa Edwards

      It’s probably too late now anyway. You have to do it when the bones are still flexible.

    • Kay_Sue

      Good point. Damn their hardening skeletal structure…

    • SmrtGrl86

      Bahaha just sprayed diet Dr pepper out my nose on that one!

    • Williwaw

      Yummy, yummy spiderbabies!

    • Robotic Socks

      These kids clearly never saw the story of the Boy Who Cried Wolf on youtube

      Now no one’s gonna believe them.

  • TngldBlue

    My mom, with the exception of one occasion, always took the teacher/admins side. She knew we were liar pants and that 99% of the time that’s what it was. As for the other 1% she figured those were good lessons for us on why we shouldn’t be liar pants.

    • Valerie

      Absolutely.

    • Kay_Sue

      My mom was a teacher. Not only were we fucked, because we knew she’d take their “side”, but she generally knew about any mishaps well before we ever got home….

    • Jessifer

      When I was in 2nd grade, I made up a bunch of nasty lies about my teacher. I’m not sure why I did it. I didn’t have anything against her, she wasn’t mean nor did she do anything to me. Maybe I just wanted some attention – I really was not trying to be malicious. Unlike these kids, who definitely had a goal of getting their teacher fired, I didn’t realize the consequences of the lies I was making up. When my mom found out I was lying she was so mad. I had to stay after school and apologize to the teacher. I was really ashamed (my mom was probably more ashamed than I was, tbh), but I’m glad she made me do it because I certainly learned not to ever do it again.

  • whiteroses

    Hopefully, these kids end up being teachers themselves, then their students pull this crap. That’s the only way I can think of that would teach them exactly how terrible they are.
    Even if the accusations are untrue, it doesn’t matter. That kind of shit follows a teacher for the rest of their professional life. And I love teaching, but this is precisely why I stopped doing it.

    • keelhaulrose

      I left student teaching due to an emergency and with the intention of going back when things cleared up. Life got in the way, and I’m just now, a decade later, in the position that I can think about going back to school. And looking at the current state of our education system I’ve decided not to finish my teaching degree. I can’t see myself staying in that job more than a few years. It’s not worth the money I’d put into it.

    • Jessifer

      Yep. Completed my teaching degree and after seeing the shit that goes on in the classroom during my coop placements, decided not to pursue that career. At least at my job no one calls me a bitch, and I don’t get pulled into an office afterwards to be interrogated by the principal about whether or not it actually happened (seriously!)

    • keelhaulrose

      I still have friends who went through the teaching program with me, and while some are still teachers those who are trends to be in more lax districts. And a bunch have quit. We were in the special ed program, and the common complaint seemed to be all the shit teachers nowadays are asked to put up with plus growing unrealistic demands of parents in their rooms (such as expecting a severely autistic child being mainstreamed within six months) is just too much.

    • Ptownsteveschick

      I left school in my last year, and have also decided not to go back and finish my degree. I just cannot handle all the shenanagins and politics. It is sad really. Now I have to try to decide what I want to be when I grow up all over again.

    • FormerlyKnownAsWendy

      It’s got ups and downs but I’ve come to really like it, despite all the shenanigans… sorry to hear you changed your mind.

    • FormerlyKnownAsWendy

      Ok, lots of stuff sucks about it but just today, for example, my kids hid from me when I walked in the room and then when I came in, I got hug ambushed. It was so damn sweet. There are good and ridiculously bad things about it. But I do get to laugh my ass of at least once a day.

  • https://twitter.com/FaintlyXMacabre Theresa Edwards

    Is anyone else not shocked that this kid is already wearing a fedora?

    • Valerie

      He’s starting in early with the Mark of the Douche.

    • https://twitter.com/FaintlyXMacabre Theresa Edwards

      yeah…

    • Valerie

      Word.

    • Robotic Socks

      I’ve only known one dude who rocked a fedora and wasn’t a douchetard.

      The other half were all douches

    • Jezebeelzebub

      I thought the exact same thing. it’s like those rainforest frogs that are super colorful so that predators know not to eat them… pretty frog, slap full of poison. I feel like that about fedoras. it’s nature’s way of warning the rest of us that something douchey this way comes.

    • TashaB

      http://goodmenproject.com/featured-content/brand-thats-not-a-fedora-and-stop-wearing-it/
      All these dudebros (including the ones in the video above) say they are wearing a fedora, but that’s actually a tribly. Yet another reason to hate them.

  • Megan Zander

    When I was in high school there was a teacher in his 20s who was really popular with students. He did the school play with us and would joke with me about how tough I was ( I was a kick boxer) and he would try to get me to say I would beat him up. One day he asked me to come to his classroom during a free period while his students were taking a test and we started writing notes back and forth to stay quiet and he kept trying to goad me into writing kinda of sexually violent stuff, like I remember he wrote if I was wearing high heels would I step on his fingers if he was on the ground and would I like it. It was strange, I was nervous and made an excuse to go. I never told anyone because nothing really happened and everyone LOVED him, but I’ve wondered since if I was the only one.

    • Kay_Sue

      One of the “unintentional” consequences that I worry about with videos like this is that situations like yours won’t be taken seriously–administrators will tend to take complaints with a grain of salt, because they don’t know whether kids are making things up and trying to get teachers fired. I do not want any kid to have to suffer that disbelief (and I would hope that even with the presence of videos like these, administrations would not fall into that trap) or to have to face the situation alone because they are afraid to report it for fear it won’t be taken seriously, all because some kids are assholes.

    • whiteroses

      This. Oh my god, so much this.

    • Katherine Handcock

      This exactly! One of these days one of the kids who MADE one of these videos is going to have a real issue with a teacher, and everyone’s response will be, “SURE you did…I saw that video.”

      Don’t people read “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” anymore?

    • AP

      I was just wondering that…I feel the concept of “crying wolf” totally escapes most kids these days.

  • K.

    I’m a teacher, but not in a public school, so my situation is a little different (I don’t teach too many punk kids BUT I’m also not unionized); however, these videos strike me as amusing because they’re SOOOO 13yo delusions of grandeur. I personally doubt that any of these kids singlehandedly got their teachers fired. My guess is that there were other complaints and administrative warnings about the teachers in question from others as well.

    But yeah kids, go ahead and keep up the bragging on YouTube about how you got your teacher fired. You may be offering some compelling evidence for his/her suit against your school and perhaps even your own parents.

    Oh middle-schoolers. Such assholes; such fools.

    • pixie

      My grade 6 and grade 8 classes had a group of students in them that you REALLY didn’t want to be in the same class together. I don’t know how or why they ended up together, things just turned out that way. My original grade 6 homeroom teacher went on mat leave partway through october and by november the original long-term replacement had left after crying at least once a day. It sucked to see, but most of my classmates seemed to take joy in it. She did have to deal with other classes, too, so it probably wasn’t just our class, but we certainly didn’t help.
      Grade 8 was something similar, except it was the French teacher who just up and left about a week before Christmas break. Again, not entirely my class, but my class did a lot of damage. 11-13 year olds can be huge dicks sometimes. (And I don’t think it was ever on purpose that my classmates tried to make either teacher leave, more that they found it funny that they could make their teacher cry, which is still bad enough.)

    • K.

      Oh, I’m much happier with the HS kids than the MS kids. I’ll take eye-rolling and angst any day; my MS teacher colleagues hate it. They, on the other hand, love the residual puppy-ish enthusiasm that MS students still tend to have for school; I have difficulty with the fact that from my view, with MS students, everything will go through a social filter before it goes through anything else. So the simplest directive, as in, “exchange papers with someone” becomes this massive internal calculation on par with international diplomacy, and I am the teacher that’s standing there like, “GOD, JUST EXCHANGE PAPERS!! WHO CARES?!!”

      Yeah, I’m sorry for your friend. Unfortunately, you have to have some balls to teach MS–they will smell weakness (not like, you can’t be a softie, but more like it’s going to be hard for you if you are yourself self-conscious) a mile away and, in context to that whole social filter thing, it’s this insatiable need they have to make sure they’re not in any way associated with social weakness. So an insecure teacher? Yeah, not going to work. At least by HS the kids seem (at least to me) to realize that making someone feel MORE awkward and insecure is not going to help the overall atmosphere.

    • pixie

      Oh yeah, definitely have to have balls to teach that age group. And just to clarify, those were my teachers, not my friends, I was actually in those classes (but I was one of the good kids who minded my own business!). Most of my friends who are studying to become teachers either know to steer clear of that age group the best they can (though high school teachers here technically can be placed anywhere from grade 7-12) or are ballsy enough to deal with them. ;)

    • auntiea

      More power to middle school teachers. I’m working on my certification and master’s in teaching right now and am dreading the middle school observation requirement. I want to stay as close to the womb as possible in terms of age-once they hit puberty (which is happening sooner and sooner) I’m out.

    • Sri

      I just collect and redistribute the papers because I don’t want to put up with the discussion. Especially at this point in the year, I have run out of dicks to give about their classroom diplomacy.

      You did perfectly encapsulate why I love middle school, though. First, I look about 10 years younger than I am, so it’s hard to get respect in a high school classroom. Second, l honestly really do love their middle school enthusiasm. They’re young enough to be really excited for science labs, but old enough to use the lab equipment without me worrying too much.

      That said, I did once have a student hand me money because I “need to buy better clothes.” But that it was ok, because “you clearly just started this year. I mean, you aren’t very good at your job, so you must be new.” I sent him to the office and then went out to my car and cried during lunch.

    • Guest

      Awwww :-( that story is so sad! I feel like everyone though has at some point had a job where they sat in their car and cried at lunch.

    • auntiea

      There were similar issues like that when I was in middle school. The choir director just up and quit when I was in 6th grade. All anyone could talk about was that she took the clock with her. I’m sure there were other circumstances that made her quit/got her fired. We also had a sub in band in 6th grade who swore she would never teach again. Middle schoolers suck.

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  • Valerie

    For half of my senior year, my AP Global Studies class was taught by a student teacher that had been working with our class for a few weeks already. Our teacher had some health issues that took her out the rest of the year and the school let this student teacher take over. He was great- handled all of us insufferable nerds beautifully considering his lack of experience. He must have been around 22 years old.

    Last week of school, he asked me if I was 18 yet. When I told him I was he asked me out. I had a boyfriend so I said no. I was a bit flattered but mostly, squicked out. And now that I am 32 and looking back, I am super squicked out. I have often wondered how many high school girls he has tried to nab in his career and wished I had said something to the principal. I realize I was of age and school was almost done but still- he was grading me for the class and it was not appropriate.

    • Sri

      Dude(student teacher dude). Dude, no. That was like educational ethics 101 shit.

      I do know a few teachers who married former students, but they dated years after the students left their classrooms.

    • Valerie

      Yeah, it was defintiely weird. He was always way above board and totally appropriate the whole time he was teaching our class until that moment. It caught me completely off-guard- I didn’t even think he was mildly flirty with me or any other female student. It was very strange.

    • Guest

      I’ve known two people who dated college professors of theirs and even those weirded me out. The first because he is literally gray haired and old enough to be her dad-and she looks like she is permanently 12. The second because she broke it off with him but then had to take a class with him (and my brother) who said he kept looking sadly at her while discussing love poems.

  • Lackadaisical

    When I was at school around 20 years ago kids were still brats, but those who were like that just got rid of teachers by driving them to nervous breakdowns. Because my parents were both teachers I was more sympathetic to the teachers and didn’t join in the class sport / would be nice to the teachers. I actually used to get a thank you grade of a solid and consistent B from my Latin teacher despite being pretty much bottom of the class and so lazy that I would rarely hand homework in on time (or at all) just because I was nice to him when the rest of the class were being evil. They won, he did in fact have a breakdown and left. They drove a lot of teachers to breakdowns. It was a grammar school (so the smartest 25% of kids got in, based on exams at 11) so the children there were devious and would probably never do anything that would get them caught (like posting how to videos online). My father, also a grammar school kid, told me stories of teachers they broke and drove out of teaching when he was at school in the 1950s so kids being evil to teachers is no new thing. The only difference is the lazy, quick option of getting them sacked over the evil mind games of breaking them emotionally.

  • Jill

    #reasonsIwouldneverbeateacher #worstjobever #bleck

  • Sri

    Unfortunately, I can actually think of some schools where this would work. Luckily, my current school tends to support teachers against ridiculous student accusations, but I’ve been in schools that were so afraid of parents that students were never punished for anything, including hurting other students, and teachers faced repercussions for reporting any misbehavior. I was once formally reprimanded for sending a 14 year old student to the office after he picked up a piece of metal in the classroom and hit another kid in the head with it. The student said I lied and the principal wrote me up for “making false allegations against a student,” despite the beaten student going to the nurse because he had a bump on his head and a scalp laceration. I noped out of that school so fast. Thank goodness I was just a long-term substitute and could leave at will.

  • Sara

    I had a sub (my teacher had a shit ton of medical issues) that would constantly pet my shoulders. So I finally told her that I had fibromyalgia and that it hurt. She looked at me and said, “I know and I like watching your skin twitch. And if you tell your mom she’ll take MY side.” I went called my mom in tears trying to explain to her what was going on because she is one of those moms that usually take the teachers side. The sub was stupid though and told some teachers in the teacher’s lounge how “funny” it was to watch my muscles spasm. Long story short, seven teachers called my mom that day backing me up and the next my mom went to class with me and proceeded to verbally smack this woman down an it was glorious.

  • FormerlyKnownAsWendy

    Holy crap this is scary! I sent it to my principal.

  • FormerlyKnownAsWendy

    I feel like there are parents that attempt to do this, too, just using different methods.