I like to pretend that it doesn't exist but it does. My kids had some show on today in which a student says,"You don't need a license to be a sub, you just need a pulse." Then the show featured an array of subs; one was an airhead, one was ancient and the other one was crazy. All of the subs were ineffective teachers. I am trying to face another year of subbing with quiet resignation but this stereotyping of subs doesn't make it easy. I have a credential and a master's degree but it seems the sea swell of the "just the sub" stigma is a hard wave to fight and it comes from parents, the administration, and namely, it comes from the students. It's depressing!