Boston and the Midwest. Education, sexuality, color-coded spreadsheets. Yelling. If you don't enjoy overthinking things, I don't know that we're going to get along.
teachers who complain about grading work
are you fucking kidding me.
no you sit the fuck down.
LET ME EXPLAIN YOU A THING
do you know how hard it is to be a teacher in the current economy? do you know what it’s like to frantically prepare students for standardized tests that contain literally nothing you feel like they need to learn but you have to ensure that they score well on them otherwise not only could you lose your job but also the school could lose funding
which means that funding for resources like
- subsidized lunches
- computers for the lab
- the fucking librarian’s fucking salary
could dry up?
do you know what it would be like to be hired expecting twenty children in a class but then half of your colleagues get fired so you suddenly have forty children in a class? and then if you’re an average middle or high school teacher you have five or six or sometimes seven classes?
yeah in case you can’t do math because you were too busy making fun of your teacher to pay attention, that’s 200 or 240 or fucking 280 students. and at least 75% of them turn in every assignment. and then you have to grade them, knowing that if you don’t assign x amount of papers your class could get audited and, unless you have tenure (which some teachers now don’t get until seven years after they have the job - that’s SEVEN FUCKING YEARS OF NOT KNOWING IF YOU’RE GOING TO HAVE A JOB THE FOLLOWING YEAR) you could lose your job if the administration doesn’t find your class adequate?
also, on top of grading papers, some districts require teacher regularly undergo retraining for students with disabilities, students with english as a second language, sexual assault counseling, bullying prevention, and community relations? and they’re supposed to do all of this on an average salary of $45,000 a year (which is only slightly more than one year of university, aka in order to pay for their undergrad student loans plus their grad school loans they would have to do nothing but pay down loans with their salaries for six fucking years and not buy food or shelter)?
also, side note: teachers do not ever “get the summer off.” they’re planning the shit out of the school year, and attending training days, and researching ways to make their teaching more effective, and handling panicking parents whose students will be entering their classes next year. “summer off” my ass. teachers work as hard during the summer as they do during the school year.
people on this website complain about being stressed out for a lot of things - some serious, some not.
but imagine the stress of having in your care the education of over two hundred people while paying off an astronomical debt to do an often thankless job
AND THEN GIVE ME SOME PISSANT MEME OF A CRYING GIRL YOU FUCKERS
Also - and not in any way to detract from the brilliant takedown above - but does OP actually understand what a teacher’s job is? We are here to teach you things - and until we develop the ability to read your fucking mind, we have to give some form of assessment in order to know whether or not you actually internalized it. Doesn’t mean we particularly enjoy assessments (giving them, grading them, developing them in the first place, yeah, that takes work, too, did you know?), but we have to have some way to show that you are actually learning something in our classrooms, and “oh, I feel like they’re learning so much!” doesn’t actually cut the mustard.
So I’m browsing the Archive tag for “cunnilingus”, as one does, and I happen to open the menu for characters, just to see who gets written most frequently in stories involving cunnilingus.
That’ll do, internet. (Speaking of which, anybody have any good recs?)
distracting? no, inspiring!
So I am home sick AGAIN, day five of this stupid fucking headache, and I really don’t want to grade quizzes, so how about this: give me a prompt, and I will tell you a silly story! teen wolf, marvel movieverse, & game of thrones are probably your best bets, you know what I like, come on, help me distract myself?