As I said before, being a substitute school teacher was healing me, but I think that is coming to an end. While I actually like the teaching, I'm burning out on several aspects of subbing: It is difficult to deal with kids who always want to use a sub to get away with whatever they can. I hate never knowing where I'm going to sub, and there is just the overall feeling of being an intruder in someone else's classroom.
But these aren't the major problem. I can't handle the left wing bias. I don't want to go into too many details, however it seems to me that the major push within the public school system is to indoctrinate the students to a blind obedience (at least during a crisis) and waiting for someone else to save them. Moreover, no questioning among the staff about these, even in private is allowed. In fact, in my experience, if you don't profess sufficient enthusiasm for the procedures, you are called in on the carpet.
I want to be generous and try to believe that the goal isn't to create a nation of easily led sheep, however I can't even begin to fathom how anyone involved can't see it, so I must conclude that it IS indeed the goal, and that the overall participants fall into a few categories: Those wanting to create a nation of sheep, those who have already become sheep, those who need the work and are willing to compromise their principles, and perhaps a few who are trying to undermine from the inside.
It isn't just the emergencies either. The curriculum, texts and lessons all seem to be prepared to dumb down the population, and to force a left wing mindset.
There have been several suggestions in my state for ways to reform education, but the only reform that will really work will be to have the parents,taxpayers (for the taxpayers should have some say in what their money goes to fund), and voters to actually know what is being taught and why. I'm pretty confident that if the general population in my state knew what was going on in the schools, there would be an uproar. Maybe it's time to expose it. I just can't be the one to do it. I can't operate in secret, and that is what would be required.