The Real Meaning of “For the Kids”
Every education discussion about policy, reform, funding, or anything else eventually dissolves into both sides saying some version of “It’s for the kids.” In times such as these, we find out what it really means. Story after story of teachers protecting children with their own body in Moore yesterday reminds us that the very essence of education is ensuring that tomorrow is better than today.
After this teacher used her own frame as a shield over children, she explained herself to CNN by saying, “It’s just our job.”
Remember that our classrooms are full of potential heroes who hope they never get that chance.
Pray. Hope. Cry. Collapse. Wish. Help. Do what you need to do. For the kids, their teachers, their families, and their community.