There are always some pros and cons to any job, but the cons with k12 are SO negative it’s hard to remember the pros. Micro managing superiors who have no idea what teaching is or should be are making decisions that hurt students. For profit education is gross and clearly shows through every aspect of teachers’ orders. The requirements seem reasonable until you realize you’re human and it’s nearly impossible to engage students who have been expelled from many schools for being disengaged, and the school has become a dumping ground for the chronically expelled. Regardless, k12 teachers are tasked with educating, communicating with, inspiring, and tracking these kids, while at the same time performing most administrative duties, keeping and assessing data (beyond what is typically asked if a teacher, because the purpose is finding out how to make the most $ off the kids, NOT how to do what is best for them), troubleshooting tech issues, training themselves, being their own support system, and tiptoeing around unreasonable requirements. People are advanced due to corrupt friendships, and removed for the same reason. It was an embarrassment to tell people where I worked. Very sad state of affairs at what should have been a great opportunity for kids who really need this option.
Management, expectations, corruption