After spending a little over a year in dead end job I decided for a career change. I am currently teaching middle school and wondering if this headache is worth $28k a year. When I am able to isolate the trouble-makers things are fine in class, but usually the kids just want to play. The kids dress better than the teachers, if I am not telling them not to touch each other I am saying "shut up and sit down"! The middle school girls are so aggressive. It is a shame what these females students say to me. At schools these days the student has all the power. Let the student say you did something to him or her and your name will be in the local paper. Little time is spent teaching, most of it will be for discipline. It is as if the youth is lost. On the other hand, it was fascinating when I was telling the children I could teach them how to build their own pc or webpage the class was totally silence! Their full attention was mine. Now I see why there is a huge teacher shortage. I just make enough money to be poor but I am expected to make miracles in the classroom. Is teaching still worth these days????