I found this on Ritu’s “But I Smile Anyway” blog recently.
“Don’t you dare say I only work half a day.
Don’t you dare sneer at my ten weeks “off” a year.
Give me this , and I’ll give you my roll.
But I warn you , my friend, it takes heart, body, and soul.” (Anon.)
This reflects my respect for teachers everywhere at all levels. As a veteran of 50 years of teaching junior high, community college, and university classes. I KNOW how hard it can get, and I KNOW how wonderful it can be.