A few years ago, a study released by the American Enterprise Institute concluded that teachers are overpaid.

Not so, writes CNN contributor LZ Granderson. In this wonderful article, he shows the every day courage of teachers–most recently demonstrated when a devastating tornado hit an elementary school in Moore, Oklahoma, and last December when teachers in Newtown, Connecticut, died shielding their students.

Here is the AP story about the Oklahoma tornado, showing how quickly teachers protected their children.

When the think tank desk jockeys have long been forgotten, we will still remember our teachers.