Originally Posted by NewChief
The demoralizing bullshit of teaching isn't the kids at this point, although that can be frustrating. It's the fact that all of the educational "experts" and "reformers" are mainly misguided idiots who don't have a ****ing clue about education on the ground level, but they're the ones who are controlling policy.
It's interesting in KS, and I assume other states, a lot of tension between smaller districts and mega districts. My aunt and uncle were teachers in a district with 5 employees in the district office, the superintendent would substitute teach if a teacher is sick, and the school board knew what was going on in the district.
I can't imagine teaching in a mega-district where there are more than 15 people making more than $100k (including the head of the public relations department), and a school board president that doesn't understand 'public meeting'