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Response to rainin (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:54 PM

9. Indignities? Really?

Do you think that teachers go into education, accept the long hours, low pay and bullying from administrators because they enjoy seeing children being treated indignantly?

This is just beyond insulting. Every single one of my friends from college who chose a different career makes more money than I do. Several who dropped out and never graduated make twice what I do. Some have already retired and are posting pictures on Facebook of vacations in glamorous places. One just unfriended me because she was tired of seeing me post article after article about the attacks on public education and public workers. She'd rather see pictures of my family and I having fun. After all, she's retired, her kids are no longer in school and why worry her pretty little head about depressing matters?

My cousin who is a doctor pays an amount equal to my yearly salary for malpractice insurance. I've never asked her what her yearly salary is because I know it would make me ill.

I stayed after school last night - a Friday - for 2 hours to catch up and be ready for the coming week. Dinner was carry out pizza because I was too exhausted to cook. And this morning I decided to sleep in before I got up and got back to work grading papers. Flu is going around and children are petrie dishes and the last thing I need right now is to get sick.

As soon as I'm done, I get to go out shopping to find a new coat for a student who doesn't have one, because (to quote her mother): 'she only lives a block from school, and it's not been very cold yet'.

And now I get to see on DU that I am contributing to "countless indignities"???? Because it's obvious I really hate children, and I'm just on a power trip spending my days telling them to be quiet and refusing to allow them to use the restroom. Oh, and making sure their meal time is as unpleasant as possible. And wanting them to come to school - why that's just evil.

No, please don't post the link. I have more important tasks for today.

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