Should teachers be paid according to how much their students learn?
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Teachers should be
paid according to how much their students learn. Give specific reasons and
examples to support your opinion.
不能同意。乍看起来(at the first
如果采取了这样的方式，就会出现老师迎合(cater to/ pander to/ play up to students’
People usually believe that teachers have the most important job in all of
society. They raise our children to be forward-thinking, bright individuals.
They ensure that children get along with each other, and learn to work together
as a team. As such, being a teacher typically means a stable paycheck. However,
when some people propose that teachers should be paid according to how much
their students learn, I can hardly agree.
First of all, students may not be interested in learning. When students are
not interested in learning, the teacher can hardly be held responsible. The
teacher can grade them harshly, keep them in after class, and discipline them
severely, but the students will still not learn if they do not want to. If the
teacher is trying his/her best to teach the students, and the information is
presented clearly and succinctly, he/she can do no better job.
Moreover, there is a limit on how much a child can learn. If a teacher was to
be paid according to how much his/her students learned, there would be a certain
point where he/she could teach them no more. I remember when I was in high
school, there would be moments in the year when I didn’t think I could fit any
more information into my head. This was not my teacher’s fault, and the point is
that I just was not absorbing the material. I think many teachers would find
this problem if they were paid by how much their students learnt.
Most importantly, teachers should not be paid according to how much their
students learn because some of the lessons that a student learns cannot be
measured by a test. We cannot simply give children a test to discover how much
they have learnt in a class. Tests rarely measure one’s social skills, one’s
ability to communicate, or one’s ability to integrate successfully into the
world. However, it is the teachers who help students to manifest these