Context. Been a teacher for 6 years. Very well paying job, and making 20% on top of my base because I’ve been able to teach an extra class after school. I teach art, love what I do, practice what I do.
The catalyst. I found out that there was another teacher complaining about how it is not fair that I teach an extra class and other teachers don’t. Not once has this teacher asked if she could teach an extra class (she won’t because she’s a mean cunt), and instead of minding her own business, she tried to throw a monkey wrench on my after school art class. A class that i didn’t ask for, but was offered because I will teach any kid that comes my way how to draw, color, paint, etc. Enough kids were hanging around my classroom after school so the position was tailored made for me.
Either way, the dumb cunt made enough stink that the principal had to go scramble and find another teacher who she could offer an extra class to teach, surprise, only one other teacher took it. My problem is that here is a villian in the school trying to undermine all that is good simply because that bitch is angry at her life. She is old, rotten, ugly and her husband is always out of town working on some aerospace project.
But that isn’t what got to me. I find out through someone else what had happened, and not once did the principal say, “hey bitch, leave notadaddy alone and mind your own business.” The school system as is caves in to these horrible teachers, and not only that, but they cannot be fired.
Then it hit me: KIDS ARE BEING TAUGHT BY POSERS.
The P.E. Coaches? Fat ass slobs
Science Teachers: Bouncing between social science and other subject matters to see what they like to teach.
The adults in the school are not human. they are subhuman, modeling piss poor behavior for the young. i’m the oddball teacher for wanting to bring back the pull-up bars back but can’t because “kids hurt themselves” and the adults with shitty builds and shitty work ethics knowingly pull these kids to the bottom.
For the last few months, something had been bothering me, and that was affecting me at home a bit. I am still on my journey, but I had made so much progress that I need to get rid of anything that will get in my way. The job was getting to me. Mediocrity was starting to rub off on me. I could totally have skated on my job for the rest of the year, because i know I could get away with it. Once I realized that this job wouldn’t care if I was a good teacher or not, it was time to leave.
I went to the district office and asked to speak to HR. No one was available so I left a note with the words “I QUIT” and my name on the bottom. 5 minutes later I get a call from the superintendent, all nice and wondering what went wrong. This is the same superintendent the my principal is afraid of and always trying to please.
Which brings me to my final point: EDUCATION IS FUCKED BECAUSE THERE IS NO LEADERSHIP.
Principals today are in the business of pleaseing everybody, the gays, the non-English speaking kids, the free lunches that end up in the trash, the teachers that stonewall any idea that requires cooperation, etc, that at the end of the day, there is no academic culture in schools. Just kissing ass to the vocal minorities and destroying standards, expectations and making everyone believe we are perfect just the way we are...and don’t get me starting how fat acceptance has doomed lil girls and boys futures by accepting their shittiness.
I did my best teaching, nothing more nothing less than what I could give. My competence however, was often mistaken for kissing ass simply because I was able to get what I wanted for my classroom by keeping my principal updated on what I am doing with the students.
Okay, I guess this turned into a rant? Here’s a drawing I made on some letterhead owned by Albert Einstein. In this letter, Albert Einstein formally warned the House Committee on Un-American Activities that he will not participate in their witch hunts and name names. Anything can be art, so I drew on it: