Wow two posts in one day for me...I am on a roll.
My friend Tami's cousin Melissa has a blog: http://www.afarmwifeslife.blogspot.com/
This woman is amazing. She has seven children, homeschools them all, and has a great attitude toward life. Recently she wrote a post about home schooling vs. public schooling. I didn't agree with everything, and another poster who I don't know wrote things that I really disagreed with. Typical Bonnie offered her two cents.
Thad has been a police officer or detective for almost 12 years. Since he began that job, I have watched him get upset too many times to count because people bash cops. They are jerks, pigs, out to ruin everyone's life, etc. Some cops are jerks I remind Thad. I also tell him to blow it off. He was likely the same way once upon a time.
Until today though, I had never heard anyone really speak out so adamantly against public schooling--my job. The shoe was on the other foot. I found myself getting angry at this stranger who was bashing government education. Why you ask? I was taking it personally.
You don't often hear or read about people who think public or private schooling is not good. It hurt. It hurt because this man who I don't know was criticizing what I do for a living. He was saying what I found to be unfair comments about my passion, my life, and much of what I stand for.
Thad, I now get where you are coming from. I work my tail off to make the world a better place, open the eyes of my students, and share good things with them. Like you Thad, my goal is to help, assist, protect, encourage, and enlighten.
You never really know what it's like until you are truly in someone else's shoes.