Ughhhhhh so many problems in the world. I had a pretty intense chat with another teacher after school about some of the kids we teach. She was telling me horror stories about students at our school and the conditions in which they live. It’s the sort of thing you should only hear on those “Save this child for only a dollar a day” commercials, not something that should be associated with faces I see every day. I literally started crying while she was talking.
This should not exist. No child, especially in such a developed country, should be fighting to stay alive the way some of our kids have to fight. It’s no wonder they’re having trouble in school. It’s the kind of thing that makes me wish I could stick my head in the sand so I never have to notice. I’m feeling guilty about the new running shoes I just bought. It’s also the kind of thing that makes me feel like I should teach here forever. Where else am I needed this much?