For a while now, a number of teachers have raised concerns about parents simply not taking responsibility for their disruptive children. A viral post from a teacher in Texas has highlighted just how bad the situation gets for some teachers.
Former teacher, Julie Marburger, took to Facebook to write an impassioned post about her experiences, and it’s certainly resonated with many people, being shared about 400,000 times.
The former teacher believes that teachers are leaving the profession in huge numbers and there is a major crisis looming in the education system unless something changes soon.
In her post, Julie emphasizes that parents also need to be a part of the solution, instead of blaming the teachers for their kid’s failings. Here is Julie’s post that all should read before placing the responsibility of admonishing children only on teachers.
“I left work early today after an incident with a parent 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 do the job I was hired to do … teach kids.
“I am including photos 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.”Julie says.
“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. I am expecting this, because it is what has happened at the end of every other term thus far.”
“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 important, is not fair to the children to teach them this is okay. It will not serve them towards a successful and happy life.”The frustrated former teacher adds.
What do you think about Julie’s take on things? Are kids today too coddled and enabled? Share your opinions with us in the comment section.