You are spot on! Many teachers are burnt out. The No Child Left Behind regulations have created an educational system that only care about scoring well on high-stakes, standardized tests. Curricula across the country has become more and more homogeneous and creativity has been sucked out of our public educational system. Teachers and schools are being held accountable based on these high-stakes tests. Schools now focus on teaching to the test and get passing scores so they can get regulators "off their backs." What's happening to our educational system is very sad -- it has become highly politicized and polarized. It isn't fun anymore for teacher and students. They are both victims of a system gone amuck!