Just had to post, to feel better. I have a terrible group of 11th graders. Let me rephrase that--90% of the kids in class are fine, but I have troublemakers who are constantly destroying the class. And unfortunately, our new administration does not believe in referrals or removing students from class unless it a fight or something incredibly serious--let's just put it this way--one young man called a young lady in my class "that white B***" and he is still sitting in the room, and his referral was filed - "for later reference"--the last three referrals I wrote on him were ripped up in my face. I guess I should be happy that this one wasn't ripped up. Well, anyway, my kids are heading into testing season, and I wanted to have them take a practice test--give me some guidelines for the remainder of the semester. I took them to the computer lab. When we got there, my troublemakers proceeded to . . . Throw a stack of printer paper on the floor Throw privacy screens around the room, hitting two young ladies in the head Push other students out of the way to get to their "preferred" seat - which they weren't going to get to sit in anyway Proceed to sing loudly at the top of their lungs and make farting noises as I ordered everyone back to class and they walked through the hall. Looked at me in my face and said "Oh, you're mad now? Whatcha gonna do?" Luckily, most of them got the message and sat down and did my alternate work, although I did forbid several from coming into the room-and luckily their basketball coach took them. I actually had to get another teacher in the room so I could step away for a few minutes so I wouldn't say anything I'd regret. I so wanted to take my keys, get in my car and drive away. I need to find a new job--I loved this place last year--what a difference a P makes.