Ol_Rancher, you have brought back many memories.
I was a male Ontario elementary teacher from 1964 to 1997.
We probably have the best run pension plan in North America so pensions are not a problem for us.
But the politics are/were.
We have had our fill of goofy re-invent the wheel educrats!
My experience as a young buck was, I took on all the coaching jobs and then some.
And then the men stopped coming into the profession, and I continued coaching in the 80's and 90's.
Hell, I was the cross-country coach in my retirement year and ran with the kids every day.
A big problem I think is family structure and parental support. In 1964, every kid I had was from a two parent unit. By 1997, more than half the parents had split, and the kids were running the show.
Dress down a kid, and the principal was afraid of the parents or administration.
My point is Rob!............what are you waiting for??