In Pursuit of Happiness
Ellie Rubenstein, an Illinois teacher, resigns from her profession and eloquently details how she feels "The System" no longer allows teachers to create innovative, engaging classrooms. Rather, she says, "The System" is forcing teachers to function as a cog in the wheel - with too much emphasis on standardized testing. "I have to get out before my sense of self and self worth are completely obliterated," she says. "Sadly, there are many others who feel as I do."