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February 08, 2019

Frustrated teacher urges parents to stop 'coddling and enabling their children'

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A teacher educates a nation, but are often underpaid, underappreciated, and overworked.

Someecards.com reported that a soon-to-be ex-teacher, Julie Marburger, spoke out about her ideas and offered a suggestion for the betterment of the education system.

The sixth-grade teacher at Cedar Creek Intermediate School in Texas, took to Facebook to express her frustrations with students, parents, and administrators.

Marburger posted a few photos taken of her classroom and wrote a long post after one particular incident.

She said that she left work early today after an incident with a parent left her unable to emotionally continue for the rest of the day. Though she had already made the decision to leave the profession at the end of the year, she felt that the incident could make her leave longer than planned.

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‘Parents have become far too disrespectful, and their children are even worse. Administration always seems to err on the side of keeping the parent happy, which leaves me with no way to do the job I was hired to do...teach kids.’

Julie Marburger, Facebook, March 28, 2018.

She posted photos of broken bookshelves, torn up textbooks, a piece of chewed-up gum stuck to a window. The classroom was not in an order at all.

She also revealed that many of the damaged or destroyed items are her personal possessions or something she purchased as she does not have a classroom budget.

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Marburger also revealed that the parent she met the day thought it was wrong of her to hold her son accountable for his misbehavior. She even rudely let her know of her thoughts in front of her son.

The teacher also confessed that the reports have not been good either as half of her students failed due to multiple missing assignments. She claimed that most of the students and their parents did not seem to care about it over the last semester.

However, she expects that she would be inundated with phone calls and emails from irate parents wanting to understand why she failed their child. 

The administration would demand an explanation of why she let so many students fail without giving them the support, though she has done everything she possibly could.

At the end of the post, Marburger offered a piece of advice to parents. She hopes that they would stop ‘coddling and enabling their children.’ She feels that the ‘problem’ was going through spread through the society like wildfire.

Marburger’s post has been shared over 350,000 times and she has also received support from fellow educators who sympathize with her position. 

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