" I don’t understand why education has become more of an issue focused on economic status and politic party agendas — rather than an issue of human and civil rights." As a teacher for the past 29 years it is disheartening to see the change in sentiment and value towards our profession. Somehow we’re being blamed for issues well beyond the scope of what we can accomplish in the classroom. It’s a travesty and horror to think of how we are blaming a dedicated group of professionals who work harder and educate themselves on current practices more than almost any profession. Hug a teacher. BadAssedTeachers rock!