I just realized something.
You know how a lot of us Americans had shit teachers growing up in school, especially those of us who started school in the eighties and nineties? I just remembered a reason of why that probably is.
Many of our teachers went into the profession to avoid being drafted into the Vietnam War. While some went into their actual desired careers afterwards, others just stuck with it. Despite them probably still not giving one shit more about the students they were teaching.
I might not have a lot of horror stories myself, but wow, that just hit me like a ton of bricks. Why didn’t I understand this before?