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Pupils Rating Teachers – German Court Ruling

Posted by LibeRaCe on June 24, 2009

teachersA German court ruled on Tuesday that schoolchildren may rate their teachers online, rejecting the case of a woman who argued her rights had been infringed by pupils who gave her bad grades on a popular website

The court found that “that pupils had a right to offer an opinion as long as they did not hinder [teachers] professionally”.

Site organizers commented that “The judges clearly said that the teacher herself is not being rated, but rather her job performance. Therefore it’s allowed and students may express this criticism publicly online”. German commentators say the case could set an important precedent for other rating portals such as those for hotels, professors, doctors, and health insurers.

This highlights the issue in the UK with Pupils in Scotland were banned from using this site – what do you think?


One Response to “Pupils Rating Teachers – German Court Ruling”

  1. Ian said

    Could be upsetting and embarassing for some so perhaps, like footballers, politicians etc, teachers would be best not reading the press/web.

    Until they invent I won’t worry about it too much

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