One of the students that I enjoyed working with most dropped out today. I worry for him. I hope he's gonna be ok. Sometimes I feel utterly helpless at my job. Particularly this year when the numbers are higher than I've seen them in terms of students that truly need help. What is going on??????? Many times the last few years I've felt that I am no longer able to make as big an impact on students because of BS political issues that are mandating what teachers' jobs look like. I absolutely love what I do but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't wishing I could make a career change.