I have been teaching for three years and I am thinking of quitting. I have had a mother and father accuse me of hating their child. I have been trying to get two sets of parents to give permission to have their children tested for learning/attention issues. One parent agreed at our last conference and didn't follow through on sending in the permission slip and the other flatly refuses to believe that her son has any issues. Our principal announced she is retiring and is never here now (using up vacation days) and we were told that a principal of another school will be taking over. The faculty isn't being supported by the administration. I have developed health issues and I have family issues and I am stressed out. I am tired, I feel overworked and underappreciated. I am tired of spending my own money on teaching supplies, particularly since I can't live on what I make and I am going to have to work this summer. I keep asking myself if I would be happier doing something else. I have been filling out on line applications for other districts but the teaching job market here is extremely tight. Is anyone else experiencing this?