Hey, looking for a bit of advice. I have taught in inner city public schools for nine years. I resigned from my last job (w/o a new job) because I just couldn't take it anymore. Discipline problems were an everyday part of life and of course I would get the worst of them because I could "handle" them. I still loved my kids though, it was the administration and the parents I couldn't stand. One year I had two parents about to fight and they were blocking my door. It was 8:30 am, the day hadn't even started yet. They were cursing in front of my kids (fourth graders) it was ridiculous. Principal? No where to be found. Security? Didn't seem that stressed. And that is not even the worst of the incidents that would go on in that school. Anyway, I have just interviewed at an independent school. The campus is GORGEOUS!!! The people seem friendly. I have to give a demo lesson on Friday. The thing is, I just don't know what to expect. I guess I am so used to the nonsense that I don't even know how to react to an environment that isn't chaotic. What about pay? I don't think private schools have unions. Like I said, I went to private schools growing up, but I don't know what it's like to teach in one. Any advice would be GREATLY appreicated. Thanks!!