I've made a few posts and those that have seen them know that I'm not in the teaching profession, but rather thinking about retiring to teaching in about 10 years. I'm 48 and my wife just started teaching this year. I think back to when I was in school (hard to do sometimes, it was so long ago ) and I don't remember teachers having it as hard as you do now. I don't remember classes where students were constantly having to be told to stay in there seats. I don't even remember teachers having a lot of trouble with students talking in class. Do students seem to be getting worse as time goes on?