Main Question or Discussion Point
Is it true that working as an academic, there is no ugly pressure as there is from working in a private organisation.
Um no. High school teachers are under constant pressure from parents and the school board. Their job is political, they have to do their job while appeasing parents and that can be a difficult juggling act. On top of that they have to teach several classes each day and their only planning period time is after school.I think it doesn't matter where you work; there will always be ugly pressure. But I think it's little less on high school teachers (To me, it's the best job if you don't want much pressure)
If only! There is a huge gap between high school students and college students. You can expect that type of independence and maturity at the college level, but not at the high school level.I thought most of high school students are matured enough not to bring their parents to school or have their parents worrying about their performance lol
I don't know what you mean by critical decisions... and it sounds odd because high school teachers have a tremendous impact on students and their future lives. How well they motivate and teach influence students future career paths, decisions that they make regarding grades may fail a student out, or deny them scholarships, or even have an impact on college acceptances. You make it sound as if high school teachers are isolated, in some kind of ivory tower!! hahaha No those are for the full professors at research universities only.High school teachers don't have to make critical decisions, need to prove that the school wants them or have a fear about losing their jobs ...