It amazes how so many schools in America have this concept of "social politics" taking over and running their schools. I can't do this because so and so is tight with so and so and if I say this or do that so and so will slander me to the department chair or God knows who else and then have it all come back to me. I really wish all this would stop.
I am a long-term sub so I have to work over the summer to be paid. I took a single week off this summer to recuperate before school starts again. During the week, everything in my classroom was moved into the hallway so the carpets could get cleaned. Great! Only, when I came back today, I had so many things that magically disappeared! Half of a brand-new box of paper, over 200 Ticonderoga pencils (that were picked out of my bucket of pencils individually), centers, book bins, books, bulletin board supplies, my stapler/scissors/tape dispenser. You name it, it was not left alone. Being a long-term sub, I don't make a lot of money and it is going to take me many months to recuperate my losses from my "week-long recuperatation vacation."