In the car tonight, we got into a discussion about school. It turns out that my teenagers believe approximately 40% of teachers are just there for a paycheck and don't care about the kids. OK, they ARE teenagers. No biggie, right? My husband, in our "defense" says that it's actually only about 10%. I don't think he has any idea how hard my colleagues and I work, and how much we're up against, and blamed for student failures while they and their parents waltz around with no accountability at all. It just hurt. I can't believe my children, whom we're raising to value and respect education, feel that way. And I can't believe my husband, graced with the luxury of private schools his whole life, really knows anything at all.