This has been bothering me for a little while. Aren't you 19? That's what it says in your profile. How are you a teacher already? Don't you need a minimum of a Bachelors in Education or whatever they're calling that degree nowadays?
I know that's off topic, but it just puzzles me.
I guess the issue we're having is that a small amount of really big (or just a lot in general) of unions have raised a lot of financial concerns and in some states it's either extremely difficult or virtually impossible to fire under-performing teachers (there's a chart somewhere that outlines the process) and meanwhile, teachers fight for--and receive--more wages, better benefits and so on, and test scores do not improve.
In your case, I'm willing to accept that your heart is in the right place and you're just a victim of the system. My question then is, what's the grade point average of the students you teach? If it's low, is there some reason that your kids aren't getting good grades, or do you think you're just not doing a good enough job? I don't know what subject you teach, if you teach young children, older children, how many students are in your classroom how much you are paid, or how much your mortgage is. But none of this should be used as an excuse for poor performance. By the way, this isn't me accusing you of anything; this is me holding you to a high standard and following up with it. As an educator you should expect nothing less, wouldn't you agree? I don't feel I'm being unfair here.
In order to be a teacher, you need, at least in California, a teaching credential from an accredited college, which requires I believe, a Bachelor's in a similar subject field as the credential you're applying for. However, believe it or not, there are other stipend positions which do not require a credential, and typically hire in my age group such as tutors, certain coaching assistants, and, more what I do, captionheads, techs, and other marching band or concert personnel. Which also tend to be the first things cut, come trouble. I can go and win 1st place in every local winter guard circuit, and then still be laid off. I can go, and make my school be state recognized as one of the top marching institutions and watch in May, as another pink slip falls on (probably more my boss's) desk, and my program is threatened.
I can go, and consistently get top awards at SCSBOA competitions, have a group of my students perform in the CBDA All-state Honors band, and have my group grow from 48 to 148 members in the 12 years I was working (while simultaneously the school population dropped 12 percent), and still have someone accuse my program of not meeting standards, and say that my program isn't successful. Obviously, that wasn't me, but I helped deal with that situation. And frankly, yes, it's a two-way street. Turns out after I left my high school, the teacher's union went behind the music teacher's back, and sacrificed his jazz program. Now he doesn't get paid for the jazz class, I believe.
I think I made it readily apparent in my previous post what subject I taught, and that the program I helped run was very successful. I don't understand why you didn't catch that.