Looking back, laughing now, he was not sophisticated. He was dumber than a box of rocks! I was just naïve and had not experienced that kind of scrutiny/negativity before. Yeah, when I 1st started teaching, P's had teacher's backs. It was a different time and place. I think it is time for that to be added into teaching college. I'd love to see a bunch of young assertive ( not aggressive) teachers come out, kick butt, and take names! One of the best schools I was ever at, teachers actually "ran" the school. The P was just there. It does make all of the difference in the world when even 1 teacher has your back. You learned a good lesson through your hardship.