I am very disappointed that the new owners of "Rate my Teacher" (as of 2019) deleted all the previous students' reviews of their teachers which had accumulated during a period of over 10 years worth!
The correct option should have been to remove any rude, racist and threatening reviews. As well, the new owners could have instead made changes to their website to prevent any such inappropriate future reviews. Unfortunately, by deleting all of the students' reviews they have also removed the accurate and relevant reviews that would have benefited many other future students. Censorship is not a solution, and often backfires. We all know too well that there are some terrible teachers out there. Students had no other way of expressing their experiences with their teachers. Unfortunately, teachers are not subject to performance reviews, as they should be. Our government should immediately make performance reviews mandatory for all teachers across Canada/
Today, almost every working adult has an annual review. Teachers can have a profound affect on a student's emotional well-being and future success in their professional life. Why are teachers not being evaluated each year like most professional adults?