I am a reading intervention teacher in a very small school. The classroom teachers in my building are under a lot of stress this year, as a ton of new initiatives and curriculums were introduced all at once. I am in no way attacking their positions or making it seem like they have it easy. I know they don't. I can't keep track of how many times a day I hear "I wish I had your job", "You don't know how good you have it", or having my job called cushy, easy, no work load, etc. I have just as many minutes of instruction per day as they do. The periods I'm not teaching my intervention groups, I'm pushing into classrooms to further assist my students. I made collaborative planning periods with the teachers to discuss ideas for their classroom, go over data, etc. I assess a student every other day, so the amount of data. I have to analyze and then plan from piles up throughout the day. There's no "quick fix" or "one size fits all" lessons for my students, I need to use the data everyday and come up with lessons that will best serve my students. I love my job. I'm passionate about it. Is it as hard as the classroom teacher jobs? No. Is it easy? No. Do I go home at night and on the weekends and work? Yes. Do I work through all of my prep periods? Absolutely. Last year it started to really get on my nerves, and it got upsetting. This year it has already started sooner than it did last year, and I really want to speak up and say something. Would you speak up or let it go?