Why teach?

I recently read this via Facebook as a post of a post from a blog of a post from a piece in the Washington Post.

It saddens me to think that this is where we have embarked to in our progress to achieve great education. Yet, upon reflecting on this school year specifically, I completely empathize with this anonymous teacher. And I’m let to ask, why teach? Why do it? And I’m not looking for a righteous, self-fulfilling answer that it’s gratifying to know that I could reach at least one student or the humbling, thankless experience of giving. Clearly, no teacher enters the field of education for the financial stability (especially when my colleagues work side jobs to make ends meet), so why do it?

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