Continued - The answer isn't more pay, the answer isn't more tests, the answer isn't more evaluations for teachers or other hoops for us to jump through. The answer is for Americans to all appreciate the value of hard work and a good education. Not everyone does. Those who succeed understand that. Those who want to change their station in life understand that. Those who feel society owes them an easy way, don't. The challenge is to help those who aren't succeeding to see that their future is up to them, no one else can do it for them. Teachers can "lead the horse to water, but can't make them drink." They have to want it and be willing to work at it. We value what we work for.