I didn't intend to insult young teachers with this post and humbly apologize to those who took it the wrong way. I know there are many fine, hard working good young people out there and my problem is not with them but with the way they have been put on pedestals and are being lauded as the best thing that ever happened to education. My problem is with the way older teachers are being treated by the system.
A young teacher was offended by the post and pointed out that many of the new teachers work 10 - 12 hour days perfecting lessons and helping students. When I first started I got lots of help from the senior teachers in my department. I was even given lesson plans to use and although I worked hard, I didn't need to put in those kinds of hours. This young teacher won't have those experienced teachers to get help from. And, like I said, they won't be appreciated for the work they do. They will be replaced as easily as I was.