So, as you can see from the thread title, I'm a second year teacher. I'm teaching 12th grade English in the inner city, and I honestly cannot stand it. I love English, and I loved teaching high school English in the counties. However, I feel trapped in this city school system, where I feel forced to lower all of my standards in the classroom. In the counties, I had more creative liberty with my assessments and lessons. However, I feel so constricted in this city. To top it off, I get disrespected so often, that I have lost count. I have a handful of students that have been actually respectful and well-behaved. The stress and anxiety have gotten so bad that it is destroying my sleep schedule. I applied last year to other school districts; however, by the time other schools contacted me for interviews, my contract with my school district automatically renewed. I want to apply to other school districts this year, but I'm scared of quitting the job I already have and risking not getting hired for the next school year. I'm really not sure what to do. Any advice or encouragement would be beyond appreciated.