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This Teacher Had Enough Of The BS Parents And Kids Give Her, So Before Quitting She Posted This Epic Rant Online
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This Teacher Had Enough Of The BS Parents And Kids Give Her, So Before Quitting She Posted This Epic Rant Online

One could argue that the U.S. education system has been in crisis for some time now, consistently scoring lower down on world education rankings than you might expect. But this viral post from a teacher from Texas has highlighted just how desperate the situation is for some teachers, and it’s not just down to a lack of funding.

Julie Marburger, a sixth-grade teacher at Cedar Creek Intermediate School, is at her wits end in the profession that she previously had such a passion for. “It has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember to have a classroom of my own,” she wrote. “And now my heart is broken to have become so disillusioned in these short two years.” She has already made the decision to quit teaching, and eloquently outlines why in a desperate and passionate post about the shortcomings of parents, administrators and government support.

Her post has resonated with many people, being shared almost 400,000 times over social media and prompting an outpouring of support and sympathy from fellow teachers who are also struggling to cope. Julie believes that teachers are leaving the profession “in droves” and there is a major crisis looming in the education system unless something changes soon.

Parents also need to be a part of the solution. Instead of blaming the teachers for their kid’s failings, Julie thinks that they should perhaps look closer to home. “People absolutely HAVE to stop coddling and enabling their children,” she said. “It’s not fair to society, and more importantly, is not fair to the children to teach them this is okay. It will not serve them towards a successful and happy life.”

Scroll down below to read Julie’s revealing post for yourself and let us know what you think in the comments. Do you agree with her? How is the education system functioning in your country? Join the discussion!   

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Julie Marburger thought teaching was her dream job, but after working as a teacher for two years she’s already had enough

At her wits end, she decided to reveal her struggles in a passionate post that has strongly resonated with people

She also added some photos from her classroom showing the damage children have done in just two days

She also stated that all of the items were purchased by her and not by the school because they have no classroom budget

“I have never heard of a profession where people put so much of their heart and soul into their job, taking time and resources from their home and family, and getting paid such an insultingly measly amount”

“It has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember to have a classroom of my own”

“Now my heart is broken to have become so disillusioned in these short two years”

“Any passion for this work I once had has been wrung completely out of me”

“THIS HAS TO STOP”

The post went crazy viral, with almost 400,000 shares and many teachers started sharing similar stories

while others had different opinion

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Aaron Kara
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I completely agree, I've worked in education for 8 years and its getting worse and worse. Many young people are loosing the affinity for shame, respect and curiosity. I know many people might read the use of the word shame and reel back in horror but shame is your conscience telling you when you've done something wrong, which is necessary in the pursuit of knowledge and the development of your moral compass, which is very important, especially between the age of 8 - 18. Perhaps their should be more information for parents to learn what they can do to enhance their children's education?

Hayley Lightcap
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why the hell would they be interested in shame, respect or curiosity when their role models are Logan Paul and the Kardashians

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stellermatt
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

there are lots of schools like this, but there are also lots more that are the opposite. Don't give up on your dream, maybe just try another school? You seem like a teacher who cares, and the right kids (the ones that want to learn) are out there needing you.

Katinka Min
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree. Find a better place to work, i.e. a fancier school.

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Kjorn
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

parents are big part of the problem and the school for being so weak and afraid of parents. that's a shame!

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Aaron Kara
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I completely agree, I've worked in education for 8 years and its getting worse and worse. Many young people are loosing the affinity for shame, respect and curiosity. I know many people might read the use of the word shame and reel back in horror but shame is your conscience telling you when you've done something wrong, which is necessary in the pursuit of knowledge and the development of your moral compass, which is very important, especially between the age of 8 - 18. Perhaps their should be more information for parents to learn what they can do to enhance their children's education?

Hayley Lightcap
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why the hell would they be interested in shame, respect or curiosity when their role models are Logan Paul and the Kardashians

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stellermatt
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

there are lots of schools like this, but there are also lots more that are the opposite. Don't give up on your dream, maybe just try another school? You seem like a teacher who cares, and the right kids (the ones that want to learn) are out there needing you.

Katinka Min
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I agree. Find a better place to work, i.e. a fancier school.

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Kjorn
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

parents are big part of the problem and the school for being so weak and afraid of parents. that's a shame!

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