I am a teacher, third grade in fact. The same student who stretched the patience of every teacher he ever had. I don't ask for praise or recognition. After all, I am the one who chose my profession. However, I have to say I am discouraged with the disrespectful attitudes toward our local teachers. According to recent comments from some in this community, teachers are "lazy, incompetent, in need of drug testing, cruel, disrespectful and in need of replacement."