unless your teachers are abusive assholes there is no fucking reason to disrespect them
they are literally trying their hardest to get you an education
teachers have every right to complain about rude students or the amount of papers they have to grade because their salary is low as shit
oh wow, your math teacher yelled at you because you were ignoring the lesson and talking to your friend
i wonder why
jesus christ teachers have it hard enough dont be an asshole
NO. NO NO NO NO NO NO NO.
*Preface: I’m married to a fucking teacher. So sit your ass down and let me learn you a fucking thing here.
Teachers can be COMPLETE SHIT HEADS. I gave up my dream of being a marine biologist at a very young age. Why? BECAUSE A TEACHER TOLD ME TO. Teachers told me to value the letter at the top of the page more than the work I put into the paper, and for that I learned that my effort was meaningless if I didn’t get it PERFECTLY RIGHT.
And that is NOT OKAY. Even if your teacher is just shit and isn’t “an abusive asshole”, you don’t automatically have to respect them. If they disrespect you automatically: assume you’re an idiot, erase your culture, erase your place in the world, misgender you, talk down to you off the bat, make you feel like shit, THAT IS NOT OKAY.
You SHOULD respect teachers who respect you. Who try to remember your preferred gender and focus more on the fact that you’re learning that on the letter they wrote at the top of your page. Who support you, even if they only see you once a week.
Teachers who care about the STUDENTS. Deserve respect. Teachers who care about THEMSELVES are usually worthless shitheads who damage more than help.
So fuck off with this shit. Students don’t intrinsically own respect to anyone. NOBODY automatically earns respect. Decency? Yes. Respect? Fuck no, earn that shit. Saying otherwise is wrong, pure fucking wrong, I don’t care how you dress it up.
Respect the good teachers, kids. Show the bad ones that you can do their job for them and learn that shit in spite of their shitty outlooks and attitude. Prove the bad teachers wrong, because their lack of respect for you means NOTHING in the grand scheme of things. You ARE worth more than that letter.