I've been dying to ask this question for a long time, but keep getting hung up on all I'd like to say, getting mired in my desire to express untold frustrations and disappointments. I've realized I just need to get this question out there and stop thinking about how I feel, and instead focus on what others are experiencing. My own SHORT answer: HELL NO! My school is trash. We are underfunded, understaffed, underpaid, and overworked. We are chock full of emotionally and mentally disturbed children who destroy most any chance the "normal" kids have of experiencing a quality education. My school is violent. My school is a breeding ground for sexual deviance and abuse. There is no innocence. Our administration is spineless and its discipline plan is toothless. Race is often the deciding factor in how issues are resolved. We are accustomed to tolerating outrageous behavior. We have no moral compass. We have no perspective. In short, there are "children" at my school I would not allow my own children around, and for that reason I'd home school my kids before dumping them in the dysfunctional nightmare I call work. How about you?