I work with both elementary and secondary teachers. It's interesting to hear how each of them perceives the other---especially in terms of attention from the district.
My sixth grade teachers told me this week that the big discussion recently has been "How come secondary doesn't have to do the standards-based report card?" This has been a major source of upheaval in the district (and will likely continue to be over the next two years as it becomes phased in) and teachers have felt a bit put upon.
Secondary teachers? They want to know how come the elementaries get all of the instructional coaches and access to a whole other set of substitutes for professional development.
Principals' from the district's elementary schools were complaining on Tuesday that they want the program secondary has which allows teachers to go out and observe other teachers as a reflective tool.
Gimme. Gimme. Gimme. :)