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Needless to say, I would not have been able to continue at that school, and I am extremely happy to have a new position that is not even close to as unbearable as my last assignment. That being said, though, even without the weight of an entire community's misdirected fury, teaching is no walk in the park. Teachers are tired. It is too much. This article sums up a lot of the points I've been making for years in conversation, and for the last year on this blog. We are scapegoated for every problem, when most of the blame should fall on the parents. I cannot solve every child's problems in the six hours I see them for ten months when they are tweens. I cannot even solve every student's problems in math in that time, although experience has shown that I can solve almost all of them in two year's time, I can wear down the hardest hard-ass in the second year, thank you very much. But, it is unfair what we ask of teachers and it is time for it to end.