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Re: Need advice
You never get over it. I retired after 33 years. I'm now a part timer at a very small class A school. I don't have the pressure of marching and competition here. I don't miss the pressure at all. I enjoy teaching music and feel very appreciated.
I agree with your statements. It's also the one of the reasons I retired after 36 years, 27 of them being at the same school. My thoughts were, if I have committed my life to be here this long, and kids still quit for no reason with parent backing, then why should I give up any more years of my life for them? I also got tired of administrators, testing, scheduling, etc. I will say, I started years before all the stupidity was firmly in place. I just watched it get gradually worse over a period of decades. I finally said screw it, and got out. I'm now happily enjoying my retirement, I'm off blood pressure meds and I will NEVER consider going back to teaching.