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10 Most Common Complaints Among Today's Teachers

Society & Culture  (tags: Teachers, jobs, complaints, education, proffession )

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Teachers are some of the hardest working people with one of the most difficult jobs. Even though the education system has improved dramatically over the years, there is still plenty to complain about. And now that thousands of teachers' jobs..............

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Rajee Seetharam (138)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 3:40 am
Noted with nod and thanks.
I too am a teacher. There is also the feeling of fulfillment in the job.

Carol H (229)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 4:57 am
noted, thanks Anna

Tere M (75)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 10:01 am
Thank you Anna. ~

Tim C (2420)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 10:21 pm

Regina P (67)
Thursday March 17, 2011, 11:30 pm
Thank you,

Brenda Towers (0)
Friday March 18, 2011, 9:01 am
Why do teachers have to take the rap for anthing that is wrong with education or children? They don't make the rules, they have little support from government, and despite all the problems they continue to care, support and educate children. It requires a devotion to the job, which is usually only found in a true vocation!

Ian Donelson (149)
Friday March 18, 2011, 9:48 am
Not too mention the reason why we are "broke"(sarcasm).

FulviaAway M (314)
Friday March 18, 2011, 10:00 am
Well put, Brenda! I agree with you!
Anna, thank you for posting.

Sharon F (0)
Friday March 18, 2011, 2:20 pm
My gripe: pencils are of poor quality, so are the pencil sharpeners (esp the electric variety).
Why all the teacher bashing? Why no complaints about the military spending a bloated budget on everlasting wars? Where is the accountability there?

James J. (5)
Friday March 18, 2011, 5:05 pm
Eye were edumicated buy thee bestest pubic skool teechers a round.


William Y (54)
Friday March 18, 2011, 7:07 pm
Numbers 6 & 7 say it all

Lack of parental involvement and those idiotic standardized tests.

Theresa Lacey (0)
Friday March 18, 2011, 10:52 pm
Parental involvement is more critical now than ever! Unfortunately, I believe, that in general, it is probably decreasing.

Shannon V (12)
Friday March 18, 2011, 11:50 pm
I agree - Why do teachers have to take the rap for anthing that is wrong with education or children? I m not a teacher but my step mum is and shes just received an award for 40 years of service from the education department....but some of the things shes had to deal with over the years...mmm I'm not sure I could have stuck with it.

Joy W (103)
Saturday March 19, 2011, 3:43 am
Noted, thanks.

Chavonne H (46)
Saturday March 19, 2011, 5:44 am
they need to complain and take some serious action to get more pay and treated better because they are helping to shape our future.

Bridget D (0)
Saturday March 19, 2011, 8:53 am
I left teaching because of most of what's on this list. I'd add parents who are over involved - doing much of the work for their child, calling daily/ weekly to question/ critique what is going on in the classroom.

Anne F (17)
Saturday March 19, 2011, 11:45 am
I'm calling for a couple of years free of standardized tests (second grade and seventh grade). By the last years of high school, let's just use WorkKeys (dept of labor basic tests), SATs, and real-life competencies in first aid, driving, diving, food safety.


Nancy Wang (16)
Saturday March 19, 2011, 11:51 am
Teachers are our unsung heroes. Even the self-promoting, conservative, take away what's right for the people politicians wouldn't be where they are if it weren't for them having teachers! What is the problem here? Lack of gratefulness and compassion.

Louise D (44)
Saturday March 19, 2011, 11:58 am
The thing about the public school system is that politicians just love to interfere especially the Conservatives who see the schooling system as a bastion of liberal iIndoctrination. So they attack and many parents whose take it as gospel. Still it is curious that countries with liberal education systems produce the best students whilst the Conservative education models fail spectactularly so it is small wonder so many teachers give as they don't get the support and tend to be undervalued. I have seen a friend who was failed by the system due to their dyslexia even though they were one of the most briliant students ever to go to their school they were failed because the PTA decided to stop special needs to dyslexic students because of a news item in a tabloid.

donald Baumgartner (6)
Saturday March 19, 2011, 12:38 pm
WOULDN'T want to be a teacher in this day & age!!

donald Baumgartner (6)
Saturday March 19, 2011, 12:40 pm
Like to add that those who do Have "more " in them then I do, the pay is LOUSY AS WELL, I HEAR.

patti ng (14)
Saturday March 19, 2011, 4:41 pm
I know teachers have a hard job, but sometimes its nice to hear something nice instead of complaints.

Judith Emerson (0)
Saturday March 19, 2011, 8:02 pm
Bless our teachers!

Tamie R (2)
Sunday March 20, 2011, 11:15 am
I too work in the educational field, as a Paraprofessional for Specila Education. Many of these items are of special interest to us too. The only part not mentioned are the rewards. When the students says thanks, or you see the lightbulbs going off with understanding and with maturing. Children are our future and we have to teach them to lead the way....

Julie W (32)
Wednesday March 23, 2011, 2:33 am
I can't imagine being a teacher today, especially in high school. I see letters where people blame teachers for kid's behaviour, and want to bring back the cane. Rubbish! Their poor behaviour is due to many causes, but mainly their upbringing. Teachers can't fix this - it is up to parents to teach them a healthy respect for authority.

Lika P (130)
Friday March 25, 2011, 10:45 pm
I'm on the side of the teachers.
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