I come from a family of educators; teachers, administrators, professors, pastors. I teach non-traditional students at the college level. I went to an Ivy League school. When the education system fails it is an awful thing to see. I am reading papers from the students in my class and it is scary and depressing. I am almost in tears. Grammar and mechanics in writing don't seem to exist and the content is almost non-existent. Fluff and nonsense doesn't meet the standard.
Ugh. My happiness is being sucked out of my body with the awfulness of grading.