When choosing a school for a child, inquisitive parents can use not only professional ratings and read reviews not on the official website of the educational institution, but by clicking on it on interactive maps on the Web. But instead of the expected opinions of parents and teachers on click, a genuine anonymous outlet for students was opened. And it splashes out when you click on the icon of almost every school in almost every Russian city.
Recall that online city maps on the Web allow users to evaluate the work of service enterprises – cafes, beauty salons, fitness clubs, etc. according to a five-star system. The service is conceived to help both the townspeople themselves and tourists looking for places with quality service. Few people with the help of such a map are interested in the quality of the work of secondary schools, meanwhile for students this is the only place where they give marks to the school, and not vice versa. Reviews under the “points” of educational institutions on city maps resemble a book of complaints with elements of black humor, with the help of which schoolchildren substantiate their opinions.
For example, one of the young residents of Orlov puts 1 star out of 5 possible, commenting on it like this: “Half of the doors are missing handles. Once I locked a classmate in the back room, he was found only after 4 months. ” Schools in different Russian cities also receive 1 star each with the following motivations (spelling preserved – Auth.): “The school is bad, the teacher in mathematics calls his students names”, “The physical education teacher is a good drinking companion”, “the sight of the informant shakes hands.” One of the schools that got the “stake” has the shortest, but most expressive response from the student: “Help !!!”
“Fives” from pupils on condition of anonymity are rare for schools, but solid “fours” are all the time: “Good school, only English women are sometimes angry”, “the school is good, but the teachers are mad”, “not bad, but the roof is leaking, hair, sometimes they give just one pancake with fruit. “
Of the rare students who gave their school the highest score, most did it with sarcasm: “I don’t want anyone to visit our den of warlocks.”
Parents in “card” reviews are rare, but aptly: “The school does not stop the sale of nasvay (Asian chewing tobacco – Auth.)! ”,“ Children are nervous, I strongly advise against it! ”,“ Grades are underestimated! ”
Now that gems from the map have leaked on social networks, many boys and girls, as well as their parents, are learning a lot about their schools – and not always with a “plus” sign. Is it worth fighting this? We asked a teacher of one of the schools in New Moscow. Svetlana Aleksandrovna, a language teacher, is both the 6th grade class teacher and the 9th grade student:
– Some parents expressed that it is necessary to raise the issue and write a collective statement to the support service of this service so that negative comments about our school were removed. Someone even suggested that we start calculating those who wrote nasty things anonymously to punish them. But personally I do not support all this.
Alas, the Internet is generally a big garbage dump, and even if suddenly today it is possible to remove some muck from there, tomorrow it will appear again. Therefore, I do not think that it makes sense to fight both separately with negative reviews about schools, and in general with garbage on the Web.
It is much more important to clearly explain to the child that the Internet is not only not the ultimate truth, but a platform for different and often very controversial opinions and information. That everything gleaned from the Web should be filtered. A well-read and successful student will never believe in a ridiculous network story, swearing, debauchery, etc. will never stick to a decent person. That is, it is necessary to study well, among other things, in order to be able to selectively draw from the Internet only what is necessary and important.
Unfortunately, many adults have not developed a correct – applied, not entertaining – attitude to the Web. An intelligent person on the Internet does not “hang up” to kill time, but goes on business. And such a person understands that any institution, even if it is ideal, has good reviews, and there are bad ones – this is how people are arranged, there are no comrades in taste and color. And what can we say about the school, which is anonymously evaluated by its students?