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I quit teaching
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I quit teaching

My last post here was, I guess, about a year ago. I became defensive about people bragging about being rude to teachers and was asked to quit posting here. At least, that's how I remember it. Anyway, I feel inclined to let anyone here who cares know I quit teaching. I was saying that I thought I wasn't going to be rehired but I was. But this year the negativity in the public school environment made me just feel awful about the students being forced to be there and I felt sorry for myself being there as well. As low pay as my salary was, I'm now living on a lot less. I just want to say that public school in America, at least the parts of it that I've seen as a teacher, is absolutely terrible and depressing. I'm sorry that any of you have to waste your precious youth in those monsters of oppression. That's from the bottom of my heart and 100% true.

If you want to be a different fish, you've got to jump out of the school.

Captain Beefheart
03-05-2011 02:04 AM
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I quit teaching - TheCancer - 03-05-2011 02:04 AM
I quit teaching - The man - 05-26-2017, 09:08 AM
I quit teaching - TheCancer - 05-26-2017, 07:54 PM
Re: I quit teaching - magikarp - 03-05-2011, 02:24 AM
Re: I quit teaching - HeartofShadows - 03-05-2011, 02:30 AM
Re: I quit teaching - The Desert Fox - 03-05-2011, 06:57 AM
Re: I quit teaching - Absnt - 03-05-2011, 07:31 AM
Re: I quit teaching - Thought Criminal - 03-05-2011, 08:06 AM
Re: I quit teaching - HeartofShadows - 03-05-2011, 09:13 AM
Re: I quit teaching - SoulRiser - 03-05-2011, 09:47 AM
Re: I quit teaching - TheCancer - 03-05-2011, 10:12 AM
Re: I quit teaching - Pieman - 03-05-2011, 10:42 AM
Re: I quit teaching - Leon Kinotolian - 03-05-2011, 11:01 AM
Re: I quit teaching - LOON_ATTIC - 03-05-2011, 02:59 PM
Re: I quit teaching - genuine anarchist - 03-06-2011, 12:34 AM
Re: I quit teaching - SoulRiser - 03-07-2011, 01:36 AM
Re: I quit teaching - TheCancer - 03-07-2011, 01:44 AM
Re: I quit teaching - SoulRiser - 03-07-2011, 01:57 AM
Re: I quit teaching - TheCancer - 03-07-2011, 03:24 AM
Re: I quit teaching - SoulRiser - 03-07-2011, 03:49 AM
Re: I quit teaching - TheCancer - 03-07-2011, 04:40 AM

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