March 06, 2020

Finally, Justice for Teachers



Finally, Justice for Teachers
These Russian kids look cute, but they have a dark side. Schekinov Alexey Victorovich, Wikimedia Commons

The All-Russian Teachers' Union has proposed the institution of a fine as punishment for insulting teachers. Disrespect, specifically from students, could cost between R500 and R3000, or approximately $7-45. Physical attacks on the teacher would raise the stakes to R5000, or about $75. Parents, presumably, would pay these fines should their child act out in class.

There's more: officials and legal entities could be on the hook for between R100,000 and R150,000  ($1500-2240) for "humiliating the honor and dignity of a teacher."

According to some sources, 70% of teachers experience bullying and abuse as a result of their position, whether from colleagues, students, administrators, or parents. Hopefully, this measure will help restrain the little terrors.

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