http://www.independent.co.uk/voices...r-teachers-are-leaving-in-their-a6905346.html After my own brief spell in the classroom, I know that teaching isn't for the faint-hearted. It’s rewarding, yes, but you need endless reserves of tenacity, stamina and vision – and that's before you even think of tackling the endless paperwork. My experience has left me with a lifelong admiration for teachers and the sterling job they do. When the chips were down I couldn’t hack it as a teacher – and I suspect that most other people couldn’t either. It’s a shame we can’t appreciate their vital work more in light of that.