Lately, I've been discouraged. I've been discouraged because I care. I know that when systems are carefully constructed and thoughtfully carried out, change occurs with strength and potential. I know that when teachers are given time to complete tasks in a thoughtful fashion, the tasks are completed well. I realize that good work matters, and choosing the best person for a job makes a difference. It's never perfect, but when same systems are repeated year after year without revision, it can be discouraging.