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‘I walked away from my job and my $64,000 salary.’: Teacher of 11 years explains  ‘difficult’ decision to quit amid reopening crisis

“I knew it was time for me to leave education when I no longer cared about society’s automatic response: ‘What about the children?’ And if you know me, or engaged with me for all of 5 minutes, then you’d know I cared more about my students than some of their parents. They were the only joy I found, when the politics of the education industry became burdensome.”

‘I hope you’ll take time to get to know their strengths and weaknesses. That will make it so much easier for me to let them go.’: K-5 teacher urges middle school teachers, ‘Your students will always be OUR students.’

“I was already worrying about the next school year. Some of my students, I fell in love with right away. Others, it took a little more time. Will you give them that time? When you struggle with them, maybe it will help if you think of all the teachers who loved them for years. If you need help, I’ll be here.”

‘You give my kids something to look forward to every day, a smile from someone outside these four walls. Has anyone asked you, ‘How are you holding up?’: Mom pens appreciation letter to teachers

“I see your kids in the background during your one-one-one chats with my sons. Yours are working with headphones or playing in the backyard while you give my kids the attention they need. My little stinkers love you more than you’ll ever discern from their random, wandering stories on Zoom.”

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