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  •  I can't even imagine what being a teacher is like (5+ / 0-)

    these days.

    I am not, and do not, condone what this teacher did.  But I suspect that what teachers have to contend with in terms of classroom behavior is so far removed from what anyone my age (56) remembers as to be incomparable.

    My niece, now 21, called her teachers by their first names throughout school, as did everyone else.  I suspect there are many, many teachers who feel they are trapped between a classroom that doesn't respect them, and an administration that won't support them as soon as the first parent has a beef.

    It has to be the most thankless job out there.  I'm surprised more of them don't snap.

    Oregon:'s cold. But it's a damp cold.

    by Keith930 on Thu Feb 21, 2013 at 02:49:41 PM PST

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