I don't usually post "vent" threads but I'm so upset today and just can't get this out of my mind. My school lost their contract, so I'm looking for a job. I decided to ask a couple of parents for a reference letter. There's one parent in particular that I really wanted a letter from. I have worked with his children for 5 years straight: the eldest for 2 years, the middle child for 2 years, and now the baby of the family for 1 year. I have gone ABOVE AND BEYOND for each child and with the family in general. Major issues! He told me he would defintely do it. The little girl, out of nowhere, says to me today, "My daddy told my auntie that this school doesn't do nothing." Now, to me, there's only one way to take that: since I'm the only teacher his kids have been with for 5 years, I'm pretty much "the school" to him! (they did have different teachers when they were babies.) Maybe there's another way to take it, but I'm so upset. Never have I done so much that meant so little.