Those positive comments mean the world. You know when you go into teaching your not going to make alot of money, you do it for the kids, but it sure does suck when your putting in 60 hrs a week with no compensation, and all the president and his buddies can say is your doing a crappy job. In Utah you have everything working against you; largest student to teacher ratio in the nation( at least last year), lowest per student spending in the nation, low starting salary with the cost of college going through the roof, and Utah politicians had the nerve to take 70 million dollars from public education and give it to the richest 3 percent in tax cuts. I kid you not I know 1st grade teachers who are teaching classes of close to 30 kids. Thats 30 little kids and one teacher. Teachers at my middle school have class sizes close to 40 kids, that's 40 annoying jr. high kids and their expected to reach every child, yeah right. Thank goodness for mountains and snowboarding.