Do teachers ever overgeneralize?

Just this second I heard a teacher tell two kids that she read everything in high school and did all her homework (she’s 30) and “You guys don’t read anything”. One girl said, “I read everything,” and having been around her the last two years, I can tell you she does read a lot. The other girl admitted to not reading much and, as with the other girl, I’ve been around her a lot and am not surprised.

Why can’t we just be specific and say Student X reads but Student Y doesn’t? Then survey the student body to determine if the percentage of students who don’t read has increased from 20 years ago, assuming a similar survey was given then, and, if so, how many. Enough to bring down the overall school academic atmosphere?

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