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“The bell doesn’t dismiss you, I do.” Teacher doesn’t understand purpose of school bell

Roy Morgan research has found that a worrying number of teachers in Australia do not understand the purpose of a school bell.

The study commenced after a number of teachers claimed,

“the bell doesn’t dismiss you, I do,”  

…despite the definition of a school bell stating, “a hollow device made out of metal that rings when struck signifying the start and end of class.”

In a classic chicken or the egg debate, one student who wishes to remain anonymous claims, “Then why the hell should the bell decide when I come to class, if it doesn’t decided when I leave?”

The same student explains, “it’s so frustrating when my teacher says, ‘what makes you so special to decide when the beginning of class it?’ – well… right back at you, ‘what makes you so special to decide when the END of class is?’”

“The bell doesn’t dismiss you, I do.” Teacher doesn’t understand purpose of school bell
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