Am I correct in assessing that your point is that this some of us are taking too much responsibility for something that really shouldn't be our responsibility? I'm with you on this. I wager most of us are decent people who love kids. But teaching isn't the only career for people who care about kids. If I were primarily concerned with kids' well-being (not that I'm not, but I'm hoping I'm pointing out some differences here) I could have gone into social work. But no, I'm a teacher because I like kids AND I like academics. I won't try to make hard reality something it's not, but we teachers shouldn't have to worry about kids when when we're not with them.