It's not fair to say this. In general teachers DO care about their students! They just have many more than one or two that they have to focus on (a high school teacher for example might cycle through over 100 students a day in some of the bigger, more crowded schools). Also test scores ARE important... we need a system of accountability for both teachers and students. And teaching students how to handle life's stresses and still be able to focus on the task at hand IS a crucial life skill. So, I don't disagree that we need to help foster creativity and discovery of passion, but I don't think we can so blatantly and generally discredit the work that teachers do. Are there salesmen teachers out there? Sure. But they are not the majority. Do our schools need more people that don't just focus on test scores? Absolutely. But this doesn't have to be put on the teachers alone. Lets get more mentors and counselors in our schools.