Things I must keep in mind
1. They are not my children
2. They are not even really my students
3. It's not my school
4. I'm leaving Utah by 2006.
I felt like screaming when I left school today. I'm not sure what it is... if the problem stems from Utah's dominant culture, the screwy school system which I don't have time or inclination to describe now, or something else entirely. At the moment I can't think of a scenario that would include my teaching in a public school in Utah next year.