This school year has already been rather demoralizing. In my *extensive* experience (of five years), this is the most horrific class of freshmen I've ever seen. They are SO immature. They CAN.NOT.STOP.TALKING. Ever. All day long, I have a constant, running commentary of every inane thought that pops into their heads. I'm going to struggle to get through the next 8 months.
On top of that, the county is planning to implement changes that I feel will be detrimental to our students. And as a teacher, I'm just expected to do more and more and more with NOTHING in return. Literally. We basically got a pay CUT this year because with no raise or COLA and increasing property taxes, prices, etc, plus the fact that they've raised our health insurance premiums... I'm making less than I did last year. While at the same time, my husband, who has the same education as me and LESS experience in his career field makes double what I make. And I could easily get a job in the same field as his.
It's like they're TRYING to run the teachers off.