This is a post that resonated with an astounding number of teachers and workers in other jobs, too. The writer of this blog worries that she will be penalized if she doesn't work for free. I came home crushed today...my spirit shattered...my morale broken. Sometimes I feel like being a teacher in the public school system is like being in a dysfunctional relationship where you just keep finding reasons to justify the abuse you're accepting. It's like the battered woman that finds every reason to stay, because at the end of the day...it's for the kids right? When is enough, enough? Go and read the commentary in the teacher's room that Diane Ravitch created for parents and teachers to discover what is afoot on the education landscape. DON'T MISS THIS ONE!