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