….and what if a teacher gets exactly what she wants?
I have an opportunity to go to a little private school, where the students run to class and don’t ever want to leave. A true passionate calling, because it’s more of a community than a school. And I would dedicate myself to this new school, forever turning my back of public education?
But somehow, there’s a big hole inside me…..the hole that was filled with anger and a constant yearning for social justice, for people to step up and do the right thing.
And now, if I take this other job, I’d be in a peaceful enclave, just influencing the lives of fewer, but more dedicated students—-away from the front lines?
Would I be able to turn off the noise from the education battles being waged around me? And just be happy in my own little DMZ?
It’s just what I’ve always wanted….to be able to teach and expend all my energies on being better and better as an educator—-but I’ve had my defenses up so long—-I don’t even know how to proceed if I take this job.
Would I have to tune out all my teacher friends and tell them I could no longer listen to their complaints? Would I move on to other friends?
This could be a life changer. But I still don’t know what to do….just call me “stunned and speechless”….for once.