A reader responds to an earlier post:

I became a teacher because I love to learn. Leonard Bernstein said, “When I learn, I teach. When I teach, I learn.” This statement has always held true for me. Teaching is my third career. I worked with non-profits for 7 years, practiced law for 10 years, then entered teaching in my 40’s. I have been teaching for 16 years in an urban public school.

Do I love my students? As teacher1blog notes, this develops over time. I love exchanging ideas with them, and helping them learn to become better readers and writers. I think they deserve an excellent education.

I wish all the “reformers” in suits would work on things that would help make that possible, such as adequate health care and decent housing.