A colleague of mine shared with me An Open Letter to American From a Public School Teacher, by Michael Mau. It is a really is a good read and gets you thinking. I know many educators who are questioning why they are still in education. The classroom educational experience has undergone many changes in the last couple of decades and teachers feel they are being pulled in conflicting directions increase personalized learning and creativity and increase standardized testing. Not that they are mutually exclusive, but with a limited budget and number of hours in the day streamlined instruction that focus on testing tends to win out.