Don't get me wrong. I'm so fortunate to have a job in the same district for over 20 years. I love teaching but more and more seems to be dumped on our plates. Nothing is ever removed! This is the first year that the "politics" have smothered my usual school supply shopping, classroom decorating, etc. Large class size 30+; administrators stabbing dedicated teachers in the back whenever possible; daily newspaper forums about overpaid, selfish teachers .... the list goes on. I always put in way more hours than contracted as most teachers do. Is it possible to change? Has anyone gone from a 10 hour a day teacher to working 30 minutes after kids leave and walk away.