Average 2.46 based on 48 teacher ratings
Cathy Bagan is an English teacher at Bret Harte Middle School located in San Jose, California and part of San Jose Unified School District. Cathy Bagan's 48 teacher ratings contributes to Bret Harte Middle School's ranking of 1,165 in California. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Bret Harte Middle School is 3.93 stars.
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Class is really fun and you read awesome books!

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So she's very easy and her class was fun because you could play games and use your phone. But she loses papers a lot and doesn't grade well.

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I have just one word to describe this teacher, TERRIBLE. Too lazy to post assignments online or even write them on the board. Loses students' assignments and gives them zeros. I've tried asking her questions via email to clarify homework requirements and her answers have never made a lot of sense because she is too lazy to explain things very well. It's just ironic that an English teacher lacks the most basic communication skills that anyone would need in any workplace.

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Bagan is prone to mood swings and does nothing but talk, eat, drink Diet Coke, and assign worksheets. I don't like her and she doesn't seem to know what she's talking about. Is her teacher ten-year over?

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Doesn't know her stuff. One time she lost my test and still tried to give me a 0 for it. Worst of all, that test dropped my grade from an A to a C+. Way to go!

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She is really nice to me!! I love her! She is really nice to everybody in my class!

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Mrs. Bagan was a horrible horrible teacher and i believe she is the worse yet.

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u will learn nothing. just saying. transfer out or get some other LA book to study from so u won't fail the final. or any other tests next year.

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well actually shes pretty nice and easygoing its an easy A class as long as she likes you although she does obviously pick favorites and she doesnt teach a single thing but her class is a chill period

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I remember she brought in a tv one day and we watched the Berlin wall being torn down live. The only other time I remember watching live tv in class was the Challenger tragedy. She was a great teacher

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She always loses my stuff AND BLAMES IT ON ME AND THEN SHE STARTS PROJECTS BUT NEVER FINISHES THEM, AND SHE NEVER TELLS U THE DUE DATES, SHE HATES ME AND FOR NO REASON SHE MAKES ME PICK UP TRASH!!!!!!

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i will NOT learn one thing in that class!!!

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Awesome lady!

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VERY NICE, and her class is so fun, but u will not learn ONE thing in that class

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I have her this year, and shes ok... She does pick favorites all the time though. One good thing is that she always has oppurtunities for EC. I personally like her projects, but thats just me.

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She is very careless and her projects seem to have nothing to do with language arts.

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Mrs.Bagan was a tad lazy, didn't really answer questions when you asked, gave a ton of projects, a lot of packets. over all okay teacher, but pretty nice.

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laziest teacher ever

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She is really nice. I really enjoyed her class because she made everything fun. She is the best!

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She is really nice. If you have her, you are sooooo lucky. She is awesome and she is the best teacher there is!!!

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She is the best teacher ever!!!

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Mrs. Bagan is an amazing women who goes through alot, she has a huge heart, and she is the perfect teacher for middle school, youre not supposed to learn anything, except work ethic, and that is done.

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She's sooo nice :D

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Mrs. Bagan always picks the same people to help her and she gives way too much HW

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ms.bagan doesnt teach, and my friend left before finals week too and when he came back he didn't even have to do half the stuff we did!

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She doesn't even teach. One student was leaving on a vacation before the finals' week. She didn't prepare the final so she made him sweep the floor for 10 minutes. We have to take the final :(

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Ms. bagan doesn't teach, and she isn't helpful. she gives random assignments. she gives shakespeare plays and forces ppl to hug. And i am a straight A student

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Ms. Bagan doesn't teach, and she is prejudiced. Nobody likes her. I never learned anything in her class. She gives people detention for no reason too. She is easy, though.

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omg worst prep for high school english. she needs to emphasize more critical analysis and actually teach essay structure.

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Mrs. Bagan is nice and all but she gives way too much homework and reports and I learn nothing from her.

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your nice and all but u give too much hw and reports.

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SHE IS THE NICEST TEACHER. SHE HAS ALWAYS BEEN HELPFUL AND RETURNS MY E MAIL REGARDING THE 3 CHILDREN THAT HAVE HAD HER OVER THE YEARS PROMPTLY. MANY KIDS MY KIDS KNOW LIKEHER ALOT

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OMG. I dont c y all you ppl hate her. i think she is the BEST teacher eva!!! her class is fairly easy, she explains things clearly, teaches us a lot of important things, and her plays are AWSOME. MRS. BAGAN IS COOLIO!!!

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she's kinda cool if you get to know her.. just don't be hella quiet, and participate.. all teachers are different!!

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Worst Teacher ever!!! makes you pay money for field trips but we never went and she kept the money for herself

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she only likes the popular people, so unless you're a really outstanding student... :(

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Umm... You're fifty, not fifteen. Maybe if you focused on teaching and gave less homework, you'd be better. But I hate your class

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she is the wierdest teacher ever. she always trys to act like a teenager and always likes to talk about other people's buisiness. she SUUUCKS

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she is very unorganized and only likes the popular kids

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she is so unorganized!!!

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gave to many projects, does not check HW, luckily i was her favorite. If your her favorite, easy A

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she gives tons of homeowrk, but she never checks it engouh, and she picks favorites and she play them a lot.

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She's the dumbest teacher i ever had in my whole life!! She tries to act cool but she's not!! She's a valley girl and makes us students do all her work.

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Why can't she learn to teach? Oh, if you're not popular she automatically doesn't like you.....

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She an ok teacher but she totally picks favorites which really bugs me

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shes nice and easy but definitly picks favorites

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a very boring teacher who assigns hw but doesn't even check it thoroughly. very valley-girl-ish especially with the i love notes and i love tests that she makes you write.

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