is teaching the ultimate cuck job?
-expect being burdened with kids because shortage of teachers
-you will evaluate tests during hours you are not paid to work
-most of that time is wasted, because new information acquired by students is easily forgotten
-expect babysitting kids with behavioral problems who drive you mad whose parents have mcjobs
-spend your own money to buy supplies
-sit on your ass for 4 months with no pay, because pay stops when schools out
It depends on the level of education, and your goals.
For instance, I could see teaching in grad school to be good and useful, as the students are likely serious and your teaching is going to actually help people perform something beneficial to society.
Undergrad teaching might be more problematic though. Especially at the community college level, where unfortunately a large number of students are just there because high school ended and they haven't figured out what else to do with their lives.
High school and younger is probably the most painful to teach, and potentially the most useless. As far as society is concerned, yeah you're basically a glorified babysitter. Your function is just to keep the kids and teens occupied and out of the way so grown-up society can function. Most of what you're teaching them is irrelevant and won't be useful in their lives.
But it could be a respectable job if you take it as an opportunity to craft the mindset and perspective of your students. For instance, letting them know that the specific factoids they're learning aren't really the point, but rather that they should learn *how to learn*, and how to put their minds towards a single, possibly tedious goal and see it through to the end with integrity and precision.