This comment, from Burntoutteacher needs its own post. She's getting her own well deserved rainbow.
I did it P'Oed! Tuesday morning I got up from yet another sleepless night and just could not could not could not face going in to that hostile environment. After 23 years (no way I could last to 25) in the DoE, 21 of them as a well-respected, S rated teacher, mentor, student teacher instructor, I could no longer face the harassment, targeting, evil administration. I put in my papers this week and I am now a retiree! The DoE may have screwed me out of a decent pension, but they will not have my health and happiness!!!!!!!