Originally Posted by oldandslow
yeah, for most teachers, it isn't about the money, overwork, or anything else. It is about out of control kids.
That's what this article is saying as well.
Dadís last few years of teaching band he left the high school and middle school band programs to the younger teachers while he handled the grade school and was so much happier for it. The grade schoolers were mostly polite and eager to learn. When they get to middle school, he said, they turn into smart asses more worried about whatís deemed cool than anything the teacher has to say.