Teachers that got in the game to make a difference and help form small minds are hard pressed for time to do just that, create lessons and make learning fun because they are pressured into teaching to test. The dumb tests determine their worth. I think the pressure should be on the administrators to get ineffective principals out and pressure on the principals to come clean on who is not doing their job. It must stink for those giving 110% to along someone who is scaping by just for summers off. We don't need the anxiety causing tests to tell us who can't read on level, the teachers KNOW. We don't need those scores to tell us which teacher is not bringing their A game to the class room. The Principals KNOW. People that don't like kids should get OUT. Something has to change so that teachers can take back their power to influence the love of learning in the kids. I think if the teachers realized how valuable they are and what amazing things they can bring to the table and they were allowed to do that they would be happier. They need time and resources to do something other than teach to test and test, test and test some more. A lot of the joy has gone out of the job.