Reply to Let's appreciate and support our teachers!

I’ve been teaching for 10 years and am heading out of the field due to many of these issues. I agree with the district being the source of the issue. Parents not being available is just adding fuel to the fire. Many kids don’t have boundaries set at home. The amount of behavior problems. Serious behavior problems has tripled in my classroom in the last 10 years. You simply cannot teach effectively while watching 6-7 kids out of the corner of your eye, because any one of them may throw a tantrum of dangerous proportions. Run away, throw a table, stab someone with their pencil. Its extremely stressful.