Ex-teacher goes off on parents who ‘coddle and enable’ their rude and disrespectful children

She shared photos of her disrespected classroom to accompany the rant.


When it comes to teaching, many people say how teachers have it easy only because they get to spend a couple of months off during the summer. But no one really speaks of the fact that they are underpaid and that their job is really demanding. After all, they help shape the students into the adults they become and do their best to prepare them for the world that awaits them after they graduate. 

So whenever you have difficulties making your child behave, just imagine how teachers have around 20 and even more kids in their classroom that they have to put up with every single day. 

Julie Marburger, a sixth-grade teacher at Cedar Creek Intermediate School in Texas had it enough from all the kids who weren’t taught proper behavior by their parents and made her lessons a real hell. She’s now sharing what she experienced during those two years she spent teaching and says how she considers quitting the school and being a teacher in general. 

In a post she shared on Facebook and vent viral, she wrote, “Parents have become far too disrespectful, and their children are even worse. One parent today thought it was wrong of me to hold her son accountable for his behavior and decided to very rudely tell me so, in front of her son.”

Marburger shared photos of some of the things the misbehaving students do on a daily basis. They don’t respect neither the school’s, nor their teachers’ belongings. The photos showed torn books, destroyed electronics, and even a chewing gum stuck on a window sill.   

“Keep in mind that many of the items damaged or destroyed by my students are my personal possessions or I purchased myself, because I have NO classroom budget,” she wrote. “I have finally had enough of the disregard for personal and school property and am drawing a line in the sand on a myriad of behaviors that I am through tolerating.”

She also said that neither her students nor their parents care for all the missed assignment. 

She ended her post with a message she wants the parents to hear.

“People absolutely HAVE to stop coddling and enabling their children,” she stated. “It’s not fair to society, and more importantly, is not fair to the children to teach them this is okay. It will not serve them towards a successful and happy life.”

“Any passion for this work I once had has been wrung completely out of me. Maybe I can be the voice of reason. THIS HAS TO STOP!” 

Marburger has later deleted the post and the photos, but it was already seen by more than 350,000 people who took their time to share it and comment on it. Most of them said how she had all the right to be mad and frustrated because children really are crazily spoiled by their moms and dads. 

What are your thoughts on this? Do you think parents should be more strict?