So I started the year subbing, and ended up with a perm. job teaching home ec (when I said yes to it, they said science, boy was I shocked when I walked into home ec!) So the school is in the ghetto, I have kids on drugs, throwing things, stealing my sticky notes (really?really?) tell me to f off, etc etc etc. I have brought them from a horrible 10 to about a 6. I know how to deal with them, but at times I feel like like oh my goodness, these kids are horrible human beings. They make fun of different cultures and retarded students. They say horrible things and do horrible things (one student stabbed another student in the cheek with the my pen that he stole when I put it down for a minute). I know they are angry, resentful, untrusting etc. I know this, but at times, I think, I am not being paid enough to deal with it. I look at it as they are not my kids, I do not care. I keep getting all the riffraff that can't manage regular classes and have to take a "fluff" course. I am dragging myself to work. I find myself not caring at all. I had a parent call me (in my room) and ask me when school was over. I said 3. She then started yelling at me if school got out at 3, how come her son wasn't getting home until 6?? I was like that is not my problem. I was not raised in this manner and have just gotten to a point trying to be thankful to have a job, but just ready to say goodbye. It is sad when I am happy when kids fall asleep in class instead of throwing scissors at the wall, me and other students. Student support does nothing.