I know I'm going to upset a lot of people and I'm going to do it anyway, at least until the post gets locked. I am sick and tired of going onto a thread to read a cute story and find it turning into a teacher-bashing frenzy. Everyone has to start coming up with "Bad Teacher", "Ignorant Teacher", "Mean Teacher", stories and I am sick to death of it. I read posts on here constantly about "I'ze homschuling mi youn'gins", yes that is being sarcastic, but when a person can't spell, organize a sentence, or use proper English, then they have no business attacking teachers and bragging about how they are home schooling their children! I haven't seen any threads attacking auto workers, let's do that! For crying out loud we are driving cars put together by Bubba the Drunk,,, do you feel safe? Maybe you should build your own car at home?? The above is an example and not the opinion of the OP by the way. I just don't see why so many people on this forum feel the need to turn everything into anti-teacher, anti-schooling, rants. We know you home school, and you don't like public schools, but you just don't need to include it in everything you post. Teachers work very hard to try and educate your children, the ones who come to school hungry, the ones who come to school with no homework because you couldn't take the time to help them, the ones who come to school with no supplies because you couldn't take the money away from your beer, cigs, or Jack Daniels to purchase paper and pencils. We spend more money on supplies for your children than we do our own, yet you have the unmitigated gall to attack me? How about suck it up and get an education yourself before you attack a teacher again. I am aware of the fact that not all on here feel this way about teachers, but when I get email after email from the teachers on here asking why we are attacked so much I feel the need to make a statement. I've stopped inviting my fellow teachers to this site; it's embarrassing to have them read how little we are appreciated but how much we are bashed.