I am very unhappy about a teacher that my children has. I want to complain but I imagine it would do no good anyway. This teacher, though, is a poster child for those who are against teacher tenure. She is the Spanish teacher for the school. She taught Spanish at the high school in the district before - in what I believe was an effort to get her to retire - she was switched to elementary. She hates teaching elementary. I know that because when I used to sub at the school years ago, she told me this. My children do not like her and tell me things that upset me a lot. Please keep in mind that my children unconditionally love every teacher they've ever had so for them to both dislike this teacher intensely, something severe must be happening. First of all, she barely teaches. She usually has them do some kind of worksheet or coloring page. They've both seen her once a week for years and they know almost no Spanish at all other than numbers 1-10. Second, she plays favorites. Every one of their playmates who comes over my house concurs that this is true. She finds one child in the class, almost always someone who speaks Spanish fluently, and calls the child her favorite publicly. She then treats that child as such in a way that is alarmingly apparent to the rest of the class. Third, she is unkind. According to my children and others, she yells, rolls her eyes if they make a mistake, and acts as though they are mentally incompetent if they answer a question incorrectly. My son has told me that over the past couple of weeks, she's basically stopped teaching all together. He showed me a holiday card that said "Feliz Navidad" and told me that was the extent of his Spanish lesson this week. Last week, he colored in bubble letters of the Spanish words for 1-10 and drew a corresponding picture for each. (This wouldn't be terrible other than the fact that numbers are the only thing she ever seems to teach.) When they were done, they played 7 Up. The week prior she showed a video for the entire period. I'm hoping that her "giving up" on teaching means that she's finally retiring this year. However, there's still the rest of the school year to get through I actually want my children to learn some Spanish rather than have their time wasted! What would you do? Would you complain? Is it even worth the bother?