I have never been one of those teachers that looked forward to weekends or breaks. I used to silently mock those who treat the school like Office Space. Teaching the kids is awesome, and I wouldn't do anything else. This year, however, is different, and it's not the kids. Some people just take the joy out of life.
I'm done with the patronizing condescension. I'm done with the bullshit 'reforms.' I'm done with amateurs fucking up our kid's education. What hurts more than the morons causing the damage is having good teachers made to feel ineffective because they are stretched to thin. We care, and when we can't do our job, it kills. I'm done. Is it winter break yet?