I am a certified teacher K-8. Most of my 21 years of teaching were in the Catholic school, grades 2-6 and the public 3rd and 4th Bilingual/ESL.
I got to the point that teaching wasn't fun anymore...Too much paperwork, too many admins hovering over me just too much stress.
I decided to depart after 9 years. I loved my kids, I loved being with the immigrants coming over from Mexico, Central America and a very few from South America. The parents of these kids were unbelievably humble and still respected the teacher....
However, my Down Syndrome child was in the public school. They taught her how to sign, many life skills and to do small tasks...I am so grateful for that...About age 16 teenagedom set in and she was starting to act out..The laws DO NOT protect mentally challanged kids...So before she would do something that would lead us down the road of law suits, I withdrew her...
at 9:22 PM on Mar. 13, 2011