I understand the importance of my career and I always have. To whom much is given, much is required. However, every now and then, I reach a place in which I feel like what we do as educators, is trivial and almost futile. No one really cares, they just act like they do.
We bust ours butts to give our kids a shot at something. Something more than what society says they deserve. At times, I ask myself “who died and made me qualified?” How can I tell this child that this is what they need to do, and that everything will work out? Am I any different than his uncle or older brother who hustles or who tells him that if he is clever enough, that he can hustle the system too?
Because of the times that we live in, I need to have concrete evidence that I…
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