In your elementary, junior high, & high school, was the emphasis placed & your overall treatment by
teachers, principals, & other adult authoritative figures based upon socioeconomic/family status/prestige or just grade point average? In my elementary school, teachers, principals & other adult figures placed emphasis on socioeconomic background & grade point average. In my elementary school(1-8 grades), more affluent &/or smarter students were treated preferentially by teachers & principals while socioeconomically poorer students were treated very disparately.The latter type were punished more & harsher than their more affluent counterparts.
I do not know about affluent students getting better treatment. But, we smarter students received some preferential treatment as they liked us at all times. I remember, 4 of us, 2 girls and two boys competing for each half mark and the teachers and headmasters encouraging all four of us and treating us with more love than other students. I hope teachers always like smarter students more than others at any school.
Students who performed better academically and were more active in school activities were better known by teachers and administrators.
Those of us who were average, had a miserable home life and probably had a part time job did not get the same attention. I finished high school in 1969. I do not think that scenario has changed.
by Grace Marguerite Williams4 years ago
What was the WORST thing your schoolteacher said to you in elementary, junior high, and/orhigh school?
by Jake Frost5 years ago
How do schools in America work?I've always wondered this, I hear about middle school and high school but what ages are they. In the UK we just have primary and secondary, and lets say year 8 in the UK wouldn't be the...
by Jake Frost5 years ago
What was you behaviour like back at school?
by Grace Marguerite Williams3 years ago
If you were less than an A student in elementary, junior high, and high school, did your parents& teachers consider you to be not as intelligent for not being an A student? Did they also told you...
by Julie Grimes6 years ago
I attended kindergarten in 1975 in a Deerlodge, MT. My teachers name was Mrs. Hart. How about you, where did you go to school? Pick whatever age you like.
by Laura Schneider4 years ago
Were you a good student in school, or did you struggle, or was it just too boringly easy for words?
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