enufisenuf, I'm sure that in your eyes I would be one of those "dummie" teachers, but the fact is that I teach in a low socio-economic school. Let me explain that to you. I have many students who come to school hungry and tired because they couldn't sleep. The reason they couldn't sleep is because their mother made them get up and care for the baby brother in the night. Most of the issues that are dealt with in our school are more due to the situations at home than what they are suppose to be learning. So if you think any of my students get ignored because they aren't "easy" think again. There are no "easy" students in my class and I realize that and choose to stay there because some days I will be the only positive influence in that child's life. So I don't really need a lecture on compassion from the likes of you. I should hope that one day you will have such a humbling experience as to teach a room full of students that you first have to make feel safe before you can attempt to teach the long list of standards that the state requires.
I also feel rather sure that if you work at all that you will want some control over your working conditions and salary. You will like to have your voice heard, especially if you have no control over the issues that arise in your classrooms due to irresponsible parenting.
It is understandable that you have a harsh opinion of teachers. It sounds like the ones you had failed you terribly. Sorry that you are so bitter, but most kids do have good teachers that work very hard. Maybe if you had done your part in your education you would sound a little smarter.