Given the financial crisis in education, there are many battles being fought in school districts. In my district, they are proposing cutting transportation to magnet schools, no more hot lunches, cutting school psychologists, cutting school police, no raises for teachers, etc. Amidst all that are people who tell teachers to shut up because they have it so easy. Miami Herald comments: Lawyers get paid less than starting teacher salaries and they have doctorates. Go haul stones and concrete in the sun for 10 bucks an hour. You have summers off. I know once I got the, "Oh, your job is easy. You get the entire summer off." After I mentioned how I don't get paid for those 3 months, then I got some compassion for my profession.