Of course they should, and they can! I teach at a university and have kicked students out several times. This is a generation of selfish narcissistic brats who, when they aren't staring at their phones, think you should just be writing down the answers to the test for them on the board. But these students need a dose of reality: the job market is very competitive right now, and their horrible behavior will only result in them being unemployed. A professor kicking them out of class only demonstrates (on a softer level too) what will happen to them in the real world if they continue to have a bad attitude about everything.
Teachers should be able to kick
college students out of class if necessary.
I think that college teachers should only do this only in extreme situations
where it is necessary. Teachers should
be able to kick college students out of class for coming to class drunk or high
or for being disruptive.
I am a teacher at a college. In some cases it has been necessary to kick children out of class because of their comments and loud noises. This is not a highschool, it is an instutution of higher learning. People pay to go to these classes and they are trying to get a good job.
If a student is being seriously disruptive and being violent or making inappropriate sexual comments toward either the teacher or other students, Of course it’s reasonable and necessary for that to not be acceptable in a classroom environment. Those are cases where someone else must also be involved.
However, I have seen professors in higher education tell students to leave simply for not having finished some of the previous reading or watchable materials. In this case, The professor is further alienating their students and punishing them by denying access to the class they paid for.
A better response to consistent lack of preparation from a class would be to tell students that you are disappointed in the lack of effort, And telling them that you’re going to give out a brief quiz at the beginning of every class, On something they would only be able to respond to if they read the readings or watched the film. This will communicate the message about their role in their education, And their personal responsibility in it, Without further alienating the class.
Disruptive college students are old enough to know better, unless they are developmentally delayed or crazy (in which case they are probably not in the right class in the first place). Affective factors, including emotional maturity, directly affect academic success or failure.
Just because someone gets paid does not mean they need to accept inappropriate behavior. Getting a paycheck to deliver a service does not entitle the recipient of that service to be disrespectful.
Not only that, disrespectful behavior alters the social climate of the classroom, making it harder for the teachers to teach and the other students to learn. Kick out the bad apples!
Teachers who kick students out of class are petty. More often than not they kick the students out without giving them a warning beforehand. This is not grade school. Teachers should communicate what they expect from their students. In doing so the latter will surely take the hint.. There should be no cause for dramatics.
The other students also paid for the class and if the disruption prevents them from obtaining the learning experience they are paying for, then the professor has an obligation to those students to restore the integrity of the course. Asking a student to leave the class can be an effective last resort.
While I understand that teachers would not want a disruptive or insubordinate student in their class, ultimately, the student paid for the class. The teacher can feel free to record and report a disruptive student to authorities, advisers or deans but they are there to teach, and as they have been paid for their service, it is their job to do so.