I teach in a low socioeconomic school in NC. I'm currently teaching honors math courses and I'm running into problems with parents. Many of our academic level classes have disruptive students in them which take up the teachers time. Well the involved parents have figured out that they can place their child into honors classes and avoid the disruptions. These children are not honors level and our not interested in the rigor of my course or being prepared for Calculus. Some of these students have struggled with math from elementary school and they are now failing my class. This has resulted in parents yelling at me that I have to pass their child because there is no way their child is going back to an academic class. (Racism is also involved, I can't believe what parents will say to their child's teacher). My question is I'm moving at the end of the semester and I'm trying to decide if I want to continue teaching. I know I'm good at what I do, the students who are true honors students do great in later math classes and are appreciative of how I've helped them. I get great reviews and mentor other teachers. I can't handle the parents anymore though. So what is it like where you're at. Can anyone take honors classes? Do parents support you if their child is struggling or is it your fault?