As long as student opinion is not the only (and, indeed, not even the most important) metric, there is no problem with students being able to anonymously express their opinions about their teachers. Who better than the people who are in the classroom every day with that teacher to be able to provide some insight as to how well that teacher is doing?
Yes, students should grade their teachers. This would be an excellent way to gain feedback on how effective a teacher is in the classroom. Teachers are judged and rated by principals but they should also take the students assessments into consideration. If teachers knew that part of their salary increase every year would depend on how effective students thought they were, it would probably push them to improve their methods and presentations in class. Teachers and school boards would be very surprised at how perceptive students are and how astute they are at reading teachers attitudes and lack of personal motivation in the classroom. A bored and ineffective teacher will have a negative effect in the classroom and it could go undetected and unaddressed for years.
Some teachers are really the reason for students failure, and although the teacher may not be able to be fired, the school system now knows the students oppinions of them and can attempt to fix it, as long as students are fair and reasonable and have there best interest at heart.
I am a teacher and I do think students should grade teachers. The students should not necessarily grade the teachers themselves or their personalities, but students should be able to voice their opinion on what methods of teaching are effective. The better we know how children of today learn the better we prepare them to educate the children of tomorrow.
Yes it is true that students maybe subjective in their reports, yet the feedback would be gathered from many students, so telling whom got a bit emotional in this/her feedback should be easy. Also, after all the purpose of education is passing the information to the student. Than whom better than the student to report if he/she understood the material of the course and if the teacher had the skills to pass the information. Finally listening to students might be beneficial, they might have some really good ideas of improvement that would be beneficial to both the students and the teacher.
While some people may abuse it, I think that most kids would take it seriously. Even if a few students did abuse it and gave all their teachers bad ratings, it would have the same effect on all teachers and still be fair. In-fact, I think that students should be able to rat teachers by law.
I have heard that if you want to know what to improve in your life then get married. The same is true for teachers; who better to ask what you need improving on? You might find that it will not be all negative. A student is more likely to take a class if they like the teacher and have heard good things about them.
This is because the one who is studying is the student.. and the students must know what he or she is studying..they should grade their teachers in order to improve the quality of their education..if they realize the way of their teacher's teaching is not suitable for them?? Can't they be silent as if they did not know anything..?? Of course no..if they do so..they will end up failed in their exams..we have the right to speak the truth..so it is not wrong to grade the teachers as long as it is true..
If students don't feel comfortable with their teachers, grades and scores could go down. However the grades and reports should be crossed referenced just to be sure if their true. I believe it would be a great thing for students to grade their teachers and, figure out who is better at teachers and getting the grades.
If students grade their teachers then the teachers can maybe help improve their actions. I have to say, my teacher is mean sometimes, but other times she is the nicest person in the world. She could be nice if she tried. Anyway, if students grade their teachers then the teachers can learn from that grade and it might help the learning of the future generation of next year's children!
The US is complaining that our schools aren't in the top rankings on a worldwide scale. The only "solution" that officials can come up with is to lengthen the number of school days. How would lengthening the school year help if you have poor quality teachers? No one will find out if teachers are bad if the students can't grade them. I do agree that there are some flaws on this system (I am a student myself, I should know) some student will give bad grades because of personal grudges. How were these grudges developed in the first place? There must be some reason. There will also be the children who are to shy to give bad teachers a lower grade. Despite this, there will be some students who honestly grade their teachers. It will give the whole school I sight on what needs to be changed in the school. I believe that it would be a smart move to let children (maybe grade 6 and up) to grade there teachers because the bad teacher will receive honest grades from the students 'mature' or not.
Many teachers choose favorites or teach the curriculum poorly. The teachers shouldn't be graded based on how many students succeed but by the students themselves. Students don't always succeed based on what the teacher taught. They could have a tutor explaining what the teacher didn't or a parent. Students may not like their teachers but there is ALWAYS a reason why they don't.
No--students do not know by what measure to grade teachers. Teachers should be graded in some form, but not by their own students. Students also tend to be particularly harsh if they have a personal problem with a teacher or did not perform well in a class. There should be a different way of measuring teacher performance that does not depend on the students.
Students should not be eligible to rank their educator. Most students are immature and will rank their educator on their own moronic opinions on their educators educational system. Many will abuse this privilege for their own injurious purposes, such as less homework or cellular devices in class. This will disrupt the learning environment for serious students trying to have a better future.
Students do not have the maturity to grade their teachers. Some bad students will probably give their teachers low scores, and some student may not care whether or not they get graded. This would result in a Voluntary Response Bias. I understand that the students have the experience, however they should not grade their own teachers, especially when the students are receiving mediocre/bad grades.