I have a class of 27 students. One of my students has serious anger issues, who tells me constantly that he hates me and wishes I was dead. He throws things at other students and calls them names. I also have one with emotional problems, who hides under my desk and won't come out. Between the two of them, they create constant kaos in the room. The other students start acting out in response. My principal is constantly harassing me, telling me that I am not following procedure and I need to read the handbook. I have and I have followed all procedures to the letter (even my union president says that I have followed procedure). She won't offer any help concerning the students with emotional problems. She leaves them in the classroom for me to deal with. I'm the one who gets called to the principals office, not the student. I have a couple of very high maintenance parents who run to the principal daily about the smallest issues, like why I don't post grades the minute their child turns in a very late paper. I have been forced by my principal to go back and regrade papers from the beginning of school until certain students receive a grade that their parents will accept (including tests, which they are allowed to take home to redo). All of the stress is starting to affect my health. I no longer have an appetite, I am having nearly constant headaches, I barely sleep, and I am having trouble with my vision. I give up. I'm throwing in the towel. They win. They obviously want me out. For the last several years, I have taught Pre-k. I have never taught above 1st grade. I feel like I am a first year teacher all over again, but without any support. I feel like a complete failure. Pray for me.