You can’t always blame the teachers for being so neglectful and sometimes abusive. They’re human beings too, just like everyone else. It’s not reasonable to expect a teacher to be so patient and tolerant of students and their individual struggles when the teacher themselves is so overwhelmed. It isn’t fair to put that entirely on them. Because as students are so influenced by teachers, teachers are influenced by the administration. And on high the chain of influence goes. Eventually it goes back to individuals in society, that make the larger body of culture, which is the primary influence behind all this.
Teachers need a certain kind of working environment to operate as effective, helpful, encouraging, and inspiring teachers. You can’t give teachers so many classes at the same time where each class has 20 students, and assume the teacher can give any time and attention to any student. In such a situation, the teacher is forced to treat the students as products in a factory line, rather than as young naïve learners who need nurture.
Just as you can’t maintain too many friendships at the same time, a teacher can’t really teach too many students at the same time. The more friends you have, the more you’ll forget. The more students a teacher has, the more they’ll neglect. It’s human nature, we have our limits. Give too much weight for one person to carry, and their backs will break.
Remember that the most important elements here surround the direct relationship between teacher and student. It’s the teacher’s compassion, patience, understanding, and empathy. Those aren’t limited by time, but are limited by energy, attention, and mental space. You can’t keep your teacher too busy.
Giving your teachers too much free time also isn’t the best, who says they’ll be so responsible with it?
Teachers have to be teachers for the right reasons. That’s important because those reasons will peak their heads for all to see now and then. If they’re there just because they want to regain the power they lost as students long ago, they will hurt the students when the time comes. If they wholeheartedly care about the student’s learning and growth, they will be flexible and supportive and encourage the students when it counts the most.
This alignment of teachers is, in my personal opinion, the most important element to education there is, and everything should be designed around this, and this alone. Everything else is, at best, secondary. If teachers don’t want to teach, but are still the teachers, nothing else will help. You have to respect the role of the teacher.