Teaching has definitely changed. I recall exciting science days, plays, performances, classroom pets, and field trips. Nowadays teaching seems to rely on boring lectures, misuse of multimedia devices, and test preparations. I think most teachers lack the incentive for improvement, and now more than ever teachers are under constant scrutiny. Education has become a war, and the ones that are losing are the children. Many are leaving school too soon or too under-prepared. When does education become the primary concern? When do we begin to pull back the curtain and realize there must be a shift in the structure of our society? Instead of placing such extreme value on popular culture how about reinvesting into those that literally hang in the balance?