A Tar Heel in Tulsa

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May 27 2011

Are you sure??

After observing a high school science class in Durham several weeks ago, one of the students walked over to where I was sitting.

“Are you sure you want to teach?” she asked me.

I assured her I did.

“Hm,” she replied. I couldn’t tell if the look she was giving me was more puzzled or pitying. “Are you SURE?”

I smiled and told her that, yes, I knew what I was getting myself into and still wanted to teach.

“Why don’t you do something easier…like go to war?”

2 Responses

  1. Polly

    interesting comment…I know a current CM who was in the military before TFA. He did two tours in Iraq. He said teaching was the hardest thing he’s ever done.

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