The last time my job was posted Ronald Reagan was our President. The further he gets in my rear view mirror the better he looks. He had class. Sadly, my last class comes out in about about and hour or so. Teaching is so much more challenging now than it was then. They tie one hand behind your back, Move the bar up every year, Demand more and more skills from kids and then sit back and deride public schools. Well they can ##**& #*#&*&# #&&# . I know what teachers do for this country. And they are deserving of MUCH more respect and usually salary than is given them. I was a lucky one for 40 years, Loved my job, loved the kids, loved many of the parents and now have taught 100s of kids of kids and even a few grandkids. I have less than four hours left in my career. I will probably have time to post more here. THIS is a great forum for teachers. We need to stick together. I wish you all well and remember what we do is MORE IMPORTANT than most of you realize.............America needs us more than ever.