As much as I hate to admit it, my friend was right about me. After reading through my journal, I realized that I am very passive/aggressive. I will let so much slide and take crap until I can't anymore and then I go on the offensive.
Teaching school is hard, but dealing with parents who expect you to bend the rules for them because they go to church with you is another. Why would you expect or even desire someone to pass your children along knowing they are not learning what they need to learn? That's a sign of bad parenting. There, I said it. Deal with it!