We're only in October and it seems like more and more teachers have already resigned or retired. That's not good considering we're only two months into the year. I work at a dozen schools and it seems like all of them have had cases of teachers (sometimes first year teachers) resigning or veteran educators retiring. In a post I wrote on this fourm a few weeks ago, I asked if the kids are just tougher and nastier this school year. I'm just curious, are things tougher for teachers this school year than they were last year? Last school year, I don't recall any teachers at the schools where I work resigning or retiring during the school year. I would be very curious to hear your opinions.