Why teachers are leaving the profession

Why teachers are leaving the profession

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#1 Dec 7, 2012
"accountability" and testing- testing- testing and its punitive nature towards teachers is most certainly pushing me OUT. ASk any student and you will be told, a teacher cannot make me do work or do well on a test, but my teacher comes prepared just in case I am willing to do so. We are not going to be a nation of innovators because teachers will no longer wander off the beaten path. What a shame this entire movement is.
Old Nick

Richmond, KY

#2 Dec 8, 2012
Teachers are leaving because of the parents. Most parents these days are awful. They expect teachers to raise their kids for them, and when you call home and tell them their kids are misbehaving or something else, they get all mad and refuse to believe it, or they blame the teacher for their children's failings. Screw that. I got damn sick and tired of rationalizing and explaining to parents why their kid was failing my class. It's not my damn fault your kid doesn't study or turn in his homework. I'm certainly not going to pass them if they don't do the work.

So, they complain to the principal. And instead of backing ME up and explaining that yes, children have to study and do homework, I get in trouble for your inability to parent your child.

If parents these days gave a shit about their child's education, they would actually help their children study and learn, like my parents did back when I was a kid. Now, some parents do still do this, and they have good kids. Inevitably, it's the kids that were just parked in front of a TV their whole damn life that are the worst kids. If you want to do your kid a favor, turn off the TV and read a book together.
wandering

Richmond, KY

#3 Dec 8, 2012
You told the truth there my friend !!!
Education

Winchester, KY

#4 Dec 8, 2012
It is a sad time in public education. For every working person that has 1-2 children and love, nuture and care for them you have dozens that have had 5 and more that do nothing for them. This has been going on for about 15-20 years and they have finally bred to the present level of taking us over. The situation is hopeless. You are going to see the United States fall behind many countries at a rapid rate. Contrary to this foolishness put forth by the Central Office staff that every child can learn you cannot teach a child that is kid number 5 or 6 born to parents that have a combined IQ of 100. We have finally seen the beginning of what is coming very soon. The non caring,non working, mindless group is taking over and we are sunk.
Miss Bliss

United States

#5 Dec 8, 2012
1.A retirement that is disappearing as the minute.
2. Pay that is Awful for the required level of education.
3. Terrible parents!!!
4. The BS paper trails that lead to nothing but taking away time from the classroom. It looks good on paper but not really accomplishing a lot during class time.
5. And the health insurance is about worthless too.
useless

Winchester, KY

#6 Dec 8, 2012
Miss Bliss wrote:
1.A retirement that is disappearing as the minute.
2. Pay that is Awful for the required level of education.
3. Terrible parents!!!
4. The BS paper trails that lead to nothing but taking away time from the classroom. It looks good on paper but not really accomplishing a lot during class time.
5. And the health insurance is about worthless too.
Teachers spend weeks getting ready for their school walk thru that is done by administrators. Mind you these administrators could not survive a week in a classroom but feel comfortable coming in and judging something for which they have no knowledge. A high school principal will often come in a primary classroom and offer his/her advice. As if they could do the job. The point is that it is a total waste of time to prepare for this. Someone figured up the wasted time on testing also. I would say start to finish teachers are forced to forego class time to give a variety of tests as much as 4 weeks out of a school year.
stop whining

Lexington, KY

#7 Dec 8, 2012
If you don't want to teach you should leave. They pay is great and so are the benefits! Stop your whining.
useless

Winchester, KY

#8 Dec 9, 2012
stop whining wrote:
If you don't want to teach you should leave. They pay is great and so are the benefits! Stop your whining.
I think the attempt being made is to explain to the public the deplorable state of public education. I love the children and am very greatful for a job but it is a sad time for America and the schools are just one example..
ABC 123

Richmond, KY

#9 Dec 9, 2012
stop whining wrote:
If you don't want to teach you should leave. They pay is great and so are the benefits! Stop your w
hining.
You are obviously one of the clueless parents who doesn't have a clue about the reality of teaching or working for the Madison County School system.
explanation

Berea, KY

#10 Dec 9, 2012
How do teachers define a "bad parent"?
wandering

Richmond, KY

#11 Dec 9, 2012
Anyone with kids born after 1995 does this help you understand who are the bad parents?
Miss Bliss

United States

#12 Dec 9, 2012
explanation wrote:
How do teachers define a "bad parent"?
Easy!!!
One who is not involved in their children's lives.
One that does not work.
One that sells their own food stamps to buy cigarettes drugs and cell phones instead of feeding their children.
One that chooses drugs over children .
One who blames the entire world for their problems and does not accept any responsibility for their own and their children's actions.
wandering

Richmond, KY

#13 Dec 9, 2012
Yeah and that too!!
Eddie Anger Eds boy

Richmond, KY

#14 Dec 9, 2012
Miss Bliss wrote:
1.A retirement that is disappearing as the minute.
2. Pay that is Awful for the required level of education.
3. Terrible parents!!!
4. The BS paper trails that lead to nothing but taking away time from the classroom. It looks good on paper but not really accomplishing a lot during class time.
5. And the health insurance is about worthless too.

I would bet if your ass was working at a factory position you would be damn glad to sit on your asses and get paid all year for 6 months work. And please do not confuse getting a teaching degree as work. Every single dimwit that sets through the course becomes a teacher.

Si I say if you want out, then leave. I assure you with your attitudes toward teaching, the problem lies with you. So quit, stop screwing up children with your poor attitudes. Get another job.
Miss Bliss

United States

#15 Dec 9, 2012
Eddie Anger Eds boy wrote:
<quoted text>I would bet if your ass was working at a factory position you would be damn glad to sit on your asses and get paid all year for 6 months work. And please do not confuse getting a teaching degree as work. Every single dimwit that sets through the course becomes a teacher.

Si I say if you want out, then leave. I assure you with your attitudes toward teaching, the problem lies with you. So quit, stop screwing up children with your poor attitudes. Get another job.
Yeah I'm sure exhausted yourself getting your GED and going to work in a factory. It's obvious you are one of the bottom feeders of the world Have a Great Day:)
wandering

Richmond, KY

#16 Dec 9, 2012
Eddie Anger Eds boy wrote:
<quoted text>I would bet if your ass was working at a factory position you would be damn glad to sit on your asses and get paid all year for 6 months work. And please do not confuse getting a teaching degree as work. Every single dimwit that sets through the course becomes a teacher.

Si I say if you want out, then leave. I assure you with your attitudes toward teaching, the problem lies with you. So quit, stop screwing up children with your poor attitudes. Get another job.
Why don't you get off your sorry ass and get a teaching degree a show us how to fix it. You idiot
wandering

Richmond, KY

#17 Dec 9, 2012
Can't they train monkey's to do factory work?
Information

San Diego, CA

#18 Dec 9, 2012
The simple fact is many people became teachers for the short hours, and long summers. I enjoy speaking with the children and hearing about their parents drug habits and even sometimes they bring samples. So stop jaw jacking teachers before I start calling the police every time I find reason to call on a parent.

Our jobs are hard enough dealing with your children that receive no help at home from the dopers.

The sad fact is with 33 kids I have 28 sets of dope addict parents to deal with.
Statement

Winchester, KY

#19 Dec 9, 2012
Information wrote:
The simple fact is many people became teachers for the short hours, and long summers. I enjoy speaking with the children and hearing about their parents drug habits and even sometimes they bring samples. So stop jaw jacking teachers before I start calling the police every time I find reason to call on a parent.
Our jobs are hard enough dealing with your children that receive no help at home from the dopers.
The sad fact is with 33 kids I have 28 sets of dope addict parents to deal with.
I feel so sorry for the students and the home situations they come from. Last year I had 29 in my homeroom. There were 22 that either had divorced parents or absentee fathers, two that had a parent in jail, and many other issues. At parent teacher conference I had 2 parents show up. We are trying folks but we can't fix it all.
explanation

Berea, KY

#20 Dec 9, 2012
I have offered numerous times to volunteer in my kids classrooms and have yet to be taken up on the offer. Frankly, I feel unwelcome and like I'm a hinderance when I am in the classroom.

I send a note or email here and there, and have yet to be answered or addressed.

I feel completely in the dark, frankly.

It goes both ways.
Miss Bliss wrote:
<quoted text>
Easy!!!
One who is not involved in their children's lives.
One that does not work.
One that sells their own food stamps to buy cigarettes drugs and cell phones instead of feeding their children.
One that chooses drugs over children .
One who blames the entire world for their problems and does not accept any responsibility for their own and their children's actions.

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