teachers know they are failures:
Teacher morale is low because teachers were successful before Huff came along.
Take a short trip back in history, Anson, and study some data. Joplin was accredited with distinction for several years until Huff and Besendorfer began the systematic destruction of what had been a successful school district.
None of their ideas paid off, and a responsible board would have fired them years ago instead of following them right over the cliff.
Teachers used to know what they were doing, used to have the materials they needed to work with, and used to take pride in their efforts. Now they have no support, no materials, and are demoralized daily.