The history of television has introduced audiences to countless incredible teachers who love their jobs and work hard to keep their students engaged. But for every genuinely inspiring fictional educator, there's been one that never should have stepped in front of the classroom. You'll be glad these 7 terrible TV teachers aren't real, because they definitely should not have been entrusted with the care of malleable young minds.
That doesn't mean some of these characters aren't complex and fascinating. Antiheroes come in all shapes and sizes, even teachers. While a few entries on this list wouldn't necessarily be ideal at passing on lessons, they're still intriguing to watch because of how complicated they are. However, the same can't be said for every bad TV teacher. Some of them are just inexcusably awful. They abuse their position of power and take advantage of their students. They act like bullies even though they're supposed to be responsible for taking care of the kids in their classes. It's a good thing they're stuck in the world of fiction, because no one would want to cross paths with them out in the real world.