Time to post an explanation of why I have not run for the hills.
Eduhonesty: I work with a group of marvelous kids. They don’t work hard enough. They socialize too much in class. They emote all over the place, a particular challenge with the middle school population. But at the end of the day, I appreciate the people they are becoming. Their smiles can make my day. Their antics can make me laugh and they like to make me laugh. A few are wise beyond their years, others young for their age. They are who they are.
Sometimes I just want to hug them all.