You got that right! I shadowed my kids during their high school years. I saw how disrespectful high school kids were, how sneaky they are, all the unnecessary babysitting done for teens, and basically not being able to fail kids even when they don’t do any work. I wouldn’t have a job teaching kids today. Add to this all of the prep involved, NCLB, and parents expecting teachers to do EVERYTHING to get their kids ready for life… the answer is heck no! Teachers need hazard pay. You have to be a social worker, doctor, maid, cook, housekeeper, counselor, therapist, mediator, psychologist, and teach. It is not even reasonable.
Then I have to worry about bad little kids coming to school and shooting me…no ma’am!
I really don’t have the temperament for today’s obnoxious internet raised children. You’re right to tell kids anything is better than teaching.