Here's wishing everyone a happy summer vacation! This has been quite a year for some of you - exhausting, stressful and downright awful. Whether you had a great year or a lousy one, I hope you seek opportunities to recharge, rejuvenate or just rest. As a frequent contributor to this forum, I hope that my responses have been helpful to those that are desperate for advice. Even though I'm retired, I like to think that my diverse experiences may provide some useful insight to those who are confronting the many challenges in our troubled public education system.