I have never though of private school mainly because I heard the pay was lower and worse benefits. I have 10 years with Calstrs, but am unhappy. My main complaint is the students blatant disrespect of school staff, other student's education, and their own education. I feel teaching has not been what I expected when I got my credential. I admit I am weak in areas of classroom management. Administrators and other staff members have told me I have a great repoir and patience with my students. So it is a smaller group of students that cause me the upset. Yet it just dawned on me that private school could be the answer I should have looked at long ago. Many of my students are great, but the few extreme cases really wear on me. I get bothered that the rest of my students are subjected to this and it makes me feel bad. I know the problem is not just in my room either as all teachers talk about the same students causing problems in their classes as well. There just is not enough consequences from admin to cause a change. Would private schools be better about supporting me and disciplining students with extreme behaviors so that other students are not affected? Has anyone made the switch? Did this help make a difference? Also How do private school retirement plans work? Do you pay into social security or a 401k?