JadeCrane posted this from the "Segregated Class" thread: "Whenever I do something and get a rash of "teacher always lets us" I ask them to write down their complaints and give them to the teacher when he or she returns." I started a new thread so as not to hijack the other one. There are times when the students take exception to my decision. I do not always have the some response. It varies depending on the students and the circumstances. If the students are behaving poorly, I inform them they were free to stay after school and lodge a protest with the principal. I would gladly stay and go with them and we could both explain our positions. I never get any takers. Sometimes I use the Al Haig approach (for those of you that remember), that I am in charge here today and it is my decision. There are also times that I will query enough students to be satisfied that the teacher does indeed let them do a particular thing and so will go with that. I also like JadeCrane's response. I hear this a lot as I am sure you all do. How do you answer the students when confronted with the chorus of cries?