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On this page, you’ll find true tales of miserable moments submitted anonymously by teachers within the industry. If you’d like to join in on the commiseration, submit your own secret to share!

Join the fight and help make teaching better for all the educators who are just trying their hardest. All personal details will be redacted to maintain 100% secrecy and ensure your safety.

WARNING: Many of the secrets below contain potentially disturbing content from people’s very real and very traumatic experiences. The content can include themes of bullying, harassment, sexual and domestic violence, suicide, school shootings, and the worst the profession has to offer. If you are at all pre-disposed to being deeply affected by these topics, Teacher Misery implores you to not keep reading. Even for the sake of morbid curiosity.

Respect your mental health.

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