Friday, July 24, 2015
RYS Flashback. 8 Years Ago From the Gainesville Sun.
The Rate Your Students blog gives students and faculty alike a venting outlet.
"Students can tell us why they won't take the iPod out during a lecture, and professors can tell us why their clothes are so frumpy," according to the Rate Your Students Web site, http://rateyourstudents.blogspot.com.
The site was created in November 2006 in retaliation to Rate My Professors, according to a New York Times article, by a professor at a Southern liberal arts college. After the site was hacked into and shut down in February, the professor handed management over to three other professors, according to The Times.
Since then, there have been over 500 anonymous blog posts on the site. Although some posts are constructive advice, most are complaints that range in topics from the laziness of their students and annoyance with bad course evaluations to inappropriate requests and e-mails.