Originally Posted by LeatherneckPA
... on first appearances I must give more respect to full time teachers.
Yeah - more respect to teachers, and less respect to the negligent parents who let their kids get away with crap like that.
In general, I'm not a cheerleader for teachers or their tenure-based union system, but it's a joke how many people in America want to blame teachers for the fact that their children are hooligans who don't bother trying to learn how to read, write, or even speak properly. Typical Joe Six-pack reaction: my kid is an idiot so it must be the teacher's fault.
I have done some volunteer tutoring in my free time, and I have considered doing more volunteer teaching after I FIRE, but I'll only do it at a school that has the guts to discipline its students; and most of those that do are private schools that don't need volunteers anyway.