Exactly. My sister gave up teaching because she couldn't handle the emotional stress. She worked in a really deprived area of Newcastle, some of the stories she can tell about trying to care about children when their parents didn't are heartbreaking. Just little things like deliberately spilling something on a child so she could get them into clothes from lost property and wash their own for them without recieving a load of abuse for suggesting something might be wrong to the parents. There's little support for teachers in such schools. But while that happens, we're creating a self perpetuating problem because the children get let down by their parents AND the state. Let teachers teach. Get more social support services involved. Provide more mental health support to teachers who are on the front line of those battles. Break the cycle. It'll be cheaper in the long run.