Oh dear, I am sorry to read this. My experiences, both as a child, and as son, husband/colleague and father of teachers has only been extremely good. NTD has raised the barrier; utterly incredible. Probably because I taught her to read Catch 22.SWMBO was a teacher when we met. I saw some sheer incompetence take a very committed and very work-oriented individual close to a breakdown. I also some rank favouritism based on some people being gay.
Bending over a pool table in a crowded pub on a staff night out and shouting "Does anyone want to fück me up the árse?!" resulted in a mild rebuke via a memo to all about behaviour.
One member of staff asking about another's sexuality, in order to not cause offence, and being told "Yes, she's a lesbian but just ask her about it - she's quite open and not offended" resulted in a sacking over 'privacy'.
A small insight but also true.
I watched someone work as a baby teacher for £16k/yr north of 70 hours a week because 'professionals' hadn't put a coherent plan of work together - something which she'd warned, because she'd come from a commercial background, was a risk. She was told to shut up and stop being negative.
There are some good, committed teachers. There are also some whining, militant shíts, frankly.
I've an immense amount of respect for the good ones. The highly unionised and indoctrinated 'committed public servants' can bugger off.