I teach 2 sections of a college course that meet on our HS campus and only enrolls our HS seniors .... (we call this concurrent credit, but it may have a diff name in other areas). Anyway, I was told by a colleague that 3 of the students we both have in our classes (my college course) do not want to miss school for a volunteer opportunity for her class because they don't want to miss my class. They report not wanting to miss my class because we are scheduled to read a piece of short fiction that day and they don't want to read it without my assistance and class discussion for fear they won't understand it fully (they have to talk and write about everything they read). Should I feel bad about this? I don't want my students to miss out on great opportunities (volunteering). I told the students we could meet before/after school and I would help them, but they all said not to worry about it. Why do I have guilt about this?