The article doesn't ring true, although I understand her perspective, and I disagree with how the district treated her. I've been in many classrooms, teaching and observing, and many students there do not want to learn. They bring the problems of poverty and violence and ignorance with them to school. They misbehave, they fool around, they are rude to the teacher and to each other, they are unwilling to try, and they interfere with each other's learning. When I hear someone claim the class is "unmanaged" it's usually a child or a parent who doesn't realize, there is no place to send the kids who don't want to be there, who want to disrupt and cause trouble. Most schools are not setup to handle those kids. Most teachers are not trained to deal with those issues. So to blame the teacher is easy, but just not accurate.