Faced with low salaries, overcrowded classrooms, and dwindling public support, teachers are expected to improve student performance, answer public scrutiny, and solve society’s problems—with just a stroke of chalk across a blackboard. It is easy to become discouraged, and many do. Not Quite Burned Out
helps remind teachers of the reasons they entered the profession in the first place. Without disguising the heart-breaking realities, Draper nonetheless celebrates the joys and very real rewards of teaching.