Teachers are the unsung heroes of everyday life — not just instructing the future generation, but guiding, guarding and shaping their lives.
And while children are a gift — one teacher took to Facebook to address the entitlement going on in her classroom — specifically, parents who coddle their kids.
Julie Marbuger, a sixth-grade Texas teacher, has has been an educator for two years.
In a viral post that has since been deleted, Marbuger let the world know about her frustrations with the school system, her students as well as their parents.
“I left work early today after an incident with a parent that left me unable emotionally to continue for the day. I have already made the decision to leave teaching at the end of this year, and today, I don’t know if I will make it even that long. Parents have become far too disrespectful, and their children are even worse.”
“Administration always seems to err on the side of keeping the parent happy, which leaves me with no way to to the job I was hired to do…teach kids.”
“I am including photos that I took in my classroom over the past two days. This is how my classroom regularly looks after my students spend all day there. Keep in mind that many of the items damaged or destroyed by my students are my personal possessions or I purchased myself, because I have NO classroom budget.”
“I have finally had enough of the disregard to for personal and school property and am drawing a line in the sand on a myriad of behaviors that I am through tolerating.”
“Unfortunately, one parent today thought it was wrong of me to hold her son accountable for his behavior and decided to very rudely tell me so, in front of her son.”
“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 behavior 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.”
“I have never heard of a profession where people put so much of their heart and soul into their job, taking time and resources from their home and family, and getting paid such an insultingly measly amount. Teachers are some of the most kind and giving people I have ever met, yet they get treated so disrespectfully from all sides. Most parents can’t stand to spend more than a couple hours a day with their kid, but we spend 8 with your sand 140 others just like him.”
“Is it too much to ask for a little common courtesy and civil conversation?”
Marbuger went on to say how it has been a dream of hers to have a classroom of her own but her heart has since been broken after working in the past two years — sharing how the public should prepare for teachers leaving the profession in droves.
“People absolutely HAVE to stop coddling and enabling their children. It’s a problem that’s going to spread through our society like wildfire. It’s not fair to society and more importantly, it’s not fair to the children to teach them this is okay. It will not serve them towards a successful and happy life.”
Marbuger then admitted that many will say she should not post her honest thoughts to social media as she should promote education and be positive but ended with saying…”any passion for this work I once had has been wrung completely out. Maybe I can be the voice of reason. THIS HAS TO STOP.”
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