A special-needs teacher in a Kentucky district recently shared her frustrations with administrators and the school board, saying teachers are stressed and are being asked to do more with less, and officials were sympathetic. "While teachers inherently want what is best for their students, the data-driven mechanism we call education seems to take more time away from what essentially drew teachers to the field -- building relationships, sharing our passion about content, and personally meeting students' needs by our mentoring," Roseann McCafferty said.

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