My ex-wife was a teacher for a private school for 2 years in WY, then a teacher for a public school in IL for a year. She quit teaching after that and is now working for an Investment Company in UT and is about to acquire her CFA.
Her advice to me at the time was...
DONT BECOME A TEACHER
She regrets ever wanting to be a teacher, and feels she wasted not only her effort, but also years that could have been better spent in a different field. She said being a teacher in this day and age is nothing more than being a glorified baby sitter - and that parents are as equal to blame for shitty students because the parents think that the teachers are in the wrong.
Pursuing Teaching will be about as fruitful as pursuing Gender Studies. And only gullible liberal idiots pursue the latter...
I agree. I've got teachers in my family.
I'm not saying that it's the case of our OP, but many have a romantic view of school teaching. The truth is: it's babysitting. The students are your boss, there's no discipline, they don't want to learn, they don't see the point in learning, parents defend them more than the teachers. Unless you're going to teach in a military school or in a upper class boarding school, you're just a babysitter.
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