Need some advice. My juniors are absolutely infatuated with the idea of a philosophy class in the high school next year, and they want me to teach it. They have loved some of our discussions on the fallacy of nothing being impossible, uncertainties, etc. I would love to teach the class as well. The students signed a petition last week containing 35 signatures out of 120 high school students. However, we have encountered some resistance. Apparently there's a provision in the contract that states teachers are entitled to one prep period. I can't give it up...the reasons aren't really clear. Our guidance counselor won't really give me a straight answer as to why he doesn't want me teaching the course...I just get that vibe. Why is that? I would be willing to teach the course for free, why are there so many obstacles? Can anyone help?