HIGH stress environment.
Pros: extensive vacation time (holidays and summers).
Cons: all accountability for student learning on teachers. none on student, parents, or community.
The hardest part of the job is the constantly changing priorities of the administration for the teachers. Compliance or threats to your future job security. My co-workers are helpful but also stressed and unhappy.
The best part of my job used to be teaching and helping my students learn. Now I must test, collect data, analyze data, and teach according to the data. Teaching is a dynamic, fluid, flexible, profession. It does not lend itself well to rigidity.