On 10/10/07, Christy Z wrote:
    > It sounds like you are in it deep. I dont think there is
    > really anyone you can call or report the problem to. It sounds
    > like it is a district problem that would have to be handled
    > starting with a new principal. Im really sorry that you are
    > stuck in this terrible situation. I think I would resign. You
    > cant be expected to teach in such conditions. Please know that
    > all schools are not like this. If you are going to stay, I
    > would just work on having excellent classroom manag.
    > techniques. Shut and lock the door and create your own
    > separate learning enviornment in your classroom. Try to create
    > an oasis among the confusion. good luck, Ill pray for you!
    > CZ
    > On 10/10/07, JPS-11 wrote:
    >> I would resign.
    >> On 10/10/07, FRUSTRATED IN HOLMES COUNTY wrote:
    >>> Hello,
    >>> I am a new teacher to the profession and I have began
    >>> teaching in a critical needs, Level One School in Durant,
    >>> MS. The children practically run the school. Teachers are
    >>> cursed at, threatened, subjected to daily fights and only
    >>> two security guards are at the school to assist with the
    >>> 500 plus students there. Before I signed my contact, I
    >>> never imagined the headache and stress associated with the
    >>> position. It is a complete nightmare. I was wondering if
    >>> there was a State Contact to refer the matter to. I looked
    >>> on the Mississippi Department of Education website and I do
    >>> not see a link. Could someone offer suggestions?
    I don't care what either of you say...WSH is not that bad.
    Did you ever stop to think that maybe it's the teachers? There
    are some smart students at WS!! Williams-Sullivan is not the
    first school that has had a hand full of bad students. WS has
    the potential to be better. Indeed, there are some great
    teachers there and some students work under the fact that if you
    want respect you must give it, and I don't blame them. You can't
    tell a student to "SHUT UP"...that's not the appropriate
    way...and once again I'm not blaming anyone but the fact that
    you put WSH down pisses me off!! Maybe you weren't a good
    teacher or student or whatever you were...but you must look at
    the situation not as a teacher looking for a check but someone
    who actually wants to be there and helps the students through
    the good and the bad!!