Welcome to my new blog. I have decided to create this outlet so that I can fully express to anyone who cares to read, the frustration that I feel as a professional educator in this country. I have taught middle school now for 10 years, going into my 11th, and quite frankly I’m mad as hell and I just can’t take it anymore.
It has become increasingly more and more frustrating to continue in this profession and believe it or not it has very little to do with money, though some of that would be awesome. I love my job, I love working with the kids, but what the public doesn’t understand, or even hear is all the work that teachers must do on a daily basis just to attempt to do that.
I will, in the best way that I know how, attempt to share my frustrations and successes both in and outside of the classroom. I will change the names to protect the innocent, or the guilty, though I will not hold back my punches on those who attempt to poison and destroy my profession (sorry Quinton Tarantino). My target will be the worthless politicians, idiotic policy makers, and incompetent individuals, who more often than not speak and know nothing of which they speak with regards to education and teaching. I will share the confounding polices that we as teachers face and that little know anything about.
If you are a teacher I welcome your input, your ideas; share your frustrations and hopes. We are in this together and sadly we are the only support we have. We are the scapegoats, black sheep, and whipping boys of an entire profession and it is long past due that our voices were heard.