Today has to be the worst day of the school year! We have to teach all day, then right away the parents start to come in for 5 minute interviews scheduled until 9pm. Then again ALL DAY tomorrow 8am to 5pm! I hate meeting the parents. It is the WORST part of my job. These aren't just regular parents...I work at a private school for girls. These are very rich parents who think their children are geniuses (sorry...being rich doesn't automatically make your daughter good at math!!!) I end up doing a lot of smiling and nodding and try to make my criticism as gentle as possible. You wouldn't want to ruffle too many feathers...afterall these are the people paying my salary. I often go over the public/private debate in my head. I love the perks of teaching at a private school (unbelievable unlimited resources in terms of facilities, technology, resources, free laptop, no discipline problems) but there are also the major cons (PARENTS, job insecurity- don't piss off the wrong parent or administrator or you might be gone!, dress code)! Ah well...such is life.
Here come the ogres..."aka parents"