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Teachers Tell the Most Pretentious Thing Students Have Ever Said to Them

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Kids These Days.

Are kids getting worse or are we just getting crankier? No matter what the generation, you’re bound to hear adults complaining about those darn kids, but then you read these stories and you understand why.

Teaching isn’t easy. Any way you look at it, (often) singlehandedly controlling and inspiring a group of 20+ students is no easy task, especially given their age, maturity level, and lives outside the classroom. Think back on your own experience as a student: Some teachers might have changed your life, but others may have been completely disconnect with the class, falling back upon seemingly authoritarian techniques.

Based on where the school is and what kind of students you’re dealing with, the classroom can be a very different place, be it akin to a college lecture or a zoo. But just how bad can students get?

Teachers were asked to share the rudest, most pretentious things students have ever said to them, and you’ll be left pretty shocked at their churlish, childish audacity.

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What were these kids thinking?

Starting ‘Em Young

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4th grader, “I don’t need to do good in school. I can go to any college I want my parents are rich” (jibbodahibbo)

The Model Student

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“I deserve an A for this course because I was a model student.”

I’ve heard some whoppers, but this one came from a student who completed, I think, 2 of the 5 required papers (and both were s**t), missed half of the classes, was 15+ minutes late every time he did show up, never participated in discussions, and didn’t turn in a single homework assignment. To this day, the lack of self-awareness boggles my mind. (HereComesBadNews)