Between you and me I would walk out today if I wasn’t a single parent. I applied for secretary and editor and paralegal this morning just to try and get out. I’ve wanted to teach since I was ten years old but I can’t take this anymore.
And I know it’s babyish but I have been crying since 8 this morning when my principal emailed me and told me I had to move classrooms. I am so stressed and overwhelmed and panicked that crying is about all I can do.
I tried to assure them they were not alone and that hundreds, maybe thousands of teachers felt the same way but I don’t think I helped.
Friends we have a huge decision to make and it’s to be inconvenienced or to risk lives.
It’s to lose teachers like above one way or another, or it’s to do better.