Why is it that teachers are not 'allowed' to dislike students? And if they do, they are considered 'bad teachers'? In everyother profession in life, you are allowed to dislike people you work with, or are in charge of, for stuff like work ethic, morals, etc. If a person at my summer job lies to me, makes my job harder by being lazy, disrupts everyone around them and won't folow directions, noone will complain if I say "that person is a turd" but if a kid lies to me, makes my job harder by being lazy, disrupts everyone around them and won't follow directions, I'm a bad teacher if I dislike them on a personal level. I know people confuse not liking a kid for not teaching a kid, but I can seperate the two. I also don't know why people frown upon having teacher's pets. In life, making the boss happy leads to a "you scratch my back, I'll scratch your back" kind of situation. I have pets every year. What's wrong with a kid learning some politicing techniques that they can use in real life later?