Teacher Makes Heart Breaking Post About Why She’s Quitting The Profession She Loves
Teachers are goddamn saints for what they have to put up with. Depending on whether they teach primary or secondary school, they have to deal with kids who are prone to tantrums or hormonal monsters that can make their jobs a living hell.
Yet they rock up to work every single day with a smile on their face and a passion to educate the future generation.
But, everyone has their limits and for one teacher, that line was recently crossed
Julie Marburger posted a heart-felt rant on social media, explaining why she's quit the profession she loved.
She said: "Report cards come out later this week, and I have nearly half of my students failing due to multiple (8-10) missing assignments.
"Most of these students and their parents haven't seemed to care about this over the past three months, though weekly reports go out, emails have been sent and phone calls have been attempted.
"But now I'm probably going to spend my entire week next week fielding calls and emails from irate parents, wanting to know why I failed their kid. My administrator will demand an explanation of why I let so many fail without giving them support, even though I've done practically everything short of doing the work for them.
"And behaviour in my class will deteriorate even more. I am expecting this, because it is what has happened at the end of every other term thus far."
If the job wasn't tough enough, Ms Marburger uploaded a bunch of photos of her classroom, showing a book shelf broken, rubbish on the floor and gum on the windowsill. But if you criticise her for complaining, know that a lot of the things inside that room have been personally sourced by the teacher.
"Many of the items damaged or destroyed by my students are my personal possessions or I purchased myself, because I have NO classroom budget," she wrote.
She says the straw that broke the camel's back was when a student's parent scolded her in front of him, saying that the teacher shouldn't be complaining about her son's behaviour. Julie wants to send a message to other parents that this type of behaviour should not be acceptable.
"People absolutely HAVE to stop coddling and enabling their children," she wrote. It's a problem that's going to spread through our society like wildfire. It's not fair to society, and more importantly, is not fair to the children to teach them this is okay.
"Any passion for this work I once had has been wrung completely out of me. Maybe I can be the voice of reason. THIS HAS TO STOP."
Featured Image Credit: Julie Marburger