So, our state recently instituted the new grading system for schools, and I have to say that morale is at an all time low. Teachers are leaving the profession, moving from low-income schools to more affluent schools where test scores are higher, and some teachers are just plain depressed. People do not realize that teachers are dealing with things that we have no control over: parental involvement, poverty, etc. It is so easy to blame the schools and teachers instead of taking a good look at society and how we value and support families and education. I stay in it because I love teaching and being around children, but it is getting harder every year.