Thank you for your kind words. Teaching is an extremely rewarding experience. I often wonder what this job would have been like back before education became so political. It's great seeing kids achieve more than they ever thought possible. I teach in an Air Force Junior ROTC program (still wearing the uniform after 32 years), and the structure and discipline we provide the students is invaluable. It keeps many of them in school and working hard to graduate.
It's obvious to everyone on the OT Board (and me!) you have an extremely kind heart. Like you said, we differ in most political views but I think our end goals (ending poverty, reducing violence, etc) are the same, we just differ on how to achieve those goals.
I have a feeling that the people who fight like cats and dogs on the OT Board would have a lot of fun watching the Buffs and sharing a few beers together. It's a shame the board gets so personal and vicious.
Again, thanks for your kind words and have a great week!!