I was offered and accepted a job at a school mid year. I am a new grad teacher. I am certified. I was "onboarded" which included HR and then being sent into an unruly 6th grade science class that has been through 1 permanent teacher and 10 long term subs since sept. I have no access.....no curriculum and the kids say because I'm white and male I don't care and I'll leave anyway. I want to say they are wrong but if I can't get their attention longer than for them to tell me they aren't going to do the work or listen they may be right. This maybe a good time to mention I didn't sign any contract because the system was "down". I am getting an offer from a more stable school today. I am considering it. It breaks my heart because I see brief moments of high intelligence in the students. However I feel I am doing more harm than good if I can not reach them at all. Can anyone tell me if I am obligated to stay if I have not physically signed a contract?