RateMyTeachers, part of The RateMy Network, gives students a voice in the debate about which teachers make the grade and which don't. The site follows the launch of RateMyProfessors, which allows college students to offer a public review of their professors. So far, RateMyTeachers has logged 2,245 ratings for some 1,225 teachers. Both RateMyProfessors and RateMyTeachers provide a safe, anonymous forum for students, provoking honest opinions. Students search a database by state to find their school, submit their teachers and grade them according to three criteria: easiness, helpfulness and clarity. They then post comments about those teachers. After these comments are reviewed and approved, they are posted to the site. Both the ratings and comments are available for free. To read about instructors, visit www.ratemyteachers.com.
This article originally appeared in the 11/01/2001 issue of THE Journal.