Judy , I am 61 years old and live in Texas , born in Mississippi . I was in the Marine Corp for 13 years and then in Teaching/coaching for 23 years after that . When I first started in teaching , I told myself I would get out when it was no longer fun and when I quit enjoying being around the kids . I got out 3 years ago and have not looked back .
Each year the kids changed and not for the better , the way they looked , the way they dressed , they way they flaunted their sexuality , the age of bisexuals and when cussing a teacher was nothing . I finally had to give it up . The kids would even threaten teachers at the drop of a hat .The kids are running the education system not the parents . The kids are running the homes , not the parents and the kids are basically getting away with things like we would have been slapped into next week for . Talking back to parents , cussing parents and telling them to shut up , having sex in their houses with the parents there , telling the parents that they are going to do as they please . I am appalled at the kids today , but on the other side of that coin , I know too that it is not all their fault as the parents in their home either do not care or do not want to know about things . It is much the parent's fault as that of the children .