Morale among Michigan's teachers has tanked, with compensation and too heavy a focus on standardized testing among educators top concerns, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The results from the latest poll revealed widespread disappointment, demoralization and discontent.  Michigan school employees have been dealt blow after blow in recent years, accepting pay cuts and freezes and other policy attacks from Lansing that most Michiganders would find unacceptable.

Respondents identified their top concerns as compensation, standardized testing and evaluations.

Teachers were also asked whether evaluation systems have had a positive or negative impact on their teaching.  Most teachers answered negatively with a one or a two, others responded positively with a four or five.