Public schools are completely under the sway of progressive philosophy. Because it is difficult to fire a teacher, they get away with outrageous behavior that would not fly in any other professional environment.
Teaching was also an alternative to the cutthroat corporate world where a woman could have a meaningful job but still remain feminine.
The archetype of the wholesome young teacher dominated the American consciousness for decades.
Or they just go home and finish off a bottle of wine every night.
Recently, it has become more common for educators to not even wait until the school day is over before they start hitting the bottle.
Teachers are berated for “believing they are color blind,” and they are encouraged to see the richness of other cultures in contrast to our own. They regularly have breakdowns at work for trifling reasons. I think the blame for this epidemic can be placed on our culture of perpetual adolescence.
As a result of this indoctrination, teachers really start to believe that Western culture is nothing in comparison to third world cultures. One teacher at my former girlfriend’s school spent the better part of a school year crying because her husband was divorcing her after she had cheated on him. These women obviously suffer from a stunted emotional development that leaves them thinking that they are forever in high school, or in the case of some of them, middle school. Of course, not all teachers are slutty, progressive, emotionally stunted, frumpy drunks.
Dating a girl who was a teacher used to be a good bet for a man.
Her job didn’t require long hours in the office and teachers didn’t have to go on business travel, which always opens the door for cheating.
I’m a 27-year-old straight male and a high school teacher held to a strict code.