This is probably more of a gripe than a question but needed to get it out here rather than the school's teacher lounge since it was moved to the central office this year. UGHHHH! Anyhow, it seems like every year, more and more demands are placed upon our schedule with less and less time to prep with no increases in salary. I've just about had it. And it's not like I'm one of those teachers who only puts the required amount of hours in then leaves at the end of the day leaving it all behind until the next day. I stay after at least two hours and end up taking stuff home, which my husband detests. We don't have a union in our school (private) so it's not like I can go to the building rep to complain or to speak up for us. If I bring up my objections, I'm put on the black list and nothing will be done about it anyway. Anyhow........I'm just livid. School doesn't start for another three weeks and I'm already losing sleep over the school year. Not good.