Holy fuckTaught in Japan schools for a few years, and spent a couple of years teaching history in California. A bad Japanese school is going to be really BAD, since everyone 15 and under cant be disciplined or punished in any way. Took a desk to the head once after I told a student to stop setting fire to his neighbors textbook. I had to apologize to his parents afterwards for interfering with his educational rights. Whenever someone starts talking about how awesome the education system is I tend to start laughing.
So, why don't I teach anymore? Well, I was working a 60% contract for the final semester of a school being closed for Title V violations. Went to a one day conference the district was holding for all the staff being dislocated, and came back to find that my six of my 1st period kids had gotten drunk off ever clear and vomited all over my desk, computer, and the substitute. Sub decided to leave for the day, and the office didn't send a replacement. My TA and another student snuck away, hid out in the girls bathroom, and gang raped a 7th Grader.
My school tried to cover up the whole thing to avoid a liability lawsuit, and convinced the girl not to press charges. Both boys got a five day suspension and transfer to a new school.
I raised enough of a fuss to get a disciplinary action in the principal's record, but he wound up taking an early retirement buyout offer and not much came of it.
I was so disgusted with the school district and the profession in general at that point that I never taught again. Lucked into a job running school outreach and public relations for a college with double the salary and half the workload, and haven't looked back since.