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and without a doubt they all hate it. A couple have master's degrees and for that they get an extra $1000/per year. They work practically all day into the evening grading papers, coming up with lesson plans, meeting with parents, etc. One friend who stopped teaching just couldn't afford to do it anymore, because she was paying for her own teaching and students' school supplies out of her paycheck, which she said was around $1000 per year. I know two other teachers who have quit as well, one saying how she ended up just being a babysitter to problem children.
Good for them for selling their lesson plans! I know if and when I have children, the teachers will be well funded, I'll have none of this BS about teachers paying for the kids with loser parents. That's what those parents are, because if you can't afford $5/month for pencils and paper then WTF are you doing?
So far, the technical people I've asked all have the same advice for reasonable connectivity: MOVE OUT of the house my wife and I built and lived in for 20 years. Has it really come to this? Am I doomed to be an internet refugee? Is this really my only option? What is the best solution here?"