Blogwar: Why Teachers Leave

By Anthony Rebora — September 19, 2007 1 min read
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In a long and fervent post, Mamacita of Scheiss Weekly argues that the reason so many teachers leave the profession is no mystery: Schools’ coddling of “disruptive bratty obnoxious kids” makes their jobs impossible:

Until the bullies and the disrupters and the violent and the kids who have no respect for learning are removed from our schools, our schools cannot be what the free public schools were meant to be: places where all who wish to learn, may learn all they wish.

TMAO of the Teaching at the 408, however, doesn’t appeciate the sentiment and responds harshly:

Generally, the flight of teachers concerns me, but if the teachers that leave schools are the ones who think it is not their job to motivate, not their job to convince, not their job to get their hands dirty, I got a couple of inches of Bushmills I'll raise in their honor, and applaud the decision to go sell insurance.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.