An opportunity arose about two months ago. It would have meant less work, more pay. It would have meant not losing evenings and weekends to grading papers and planning. When I sat to do my pro/con t-chart to help my decision making, the list of reasons why I should take the new job was longer than the list of reasons why I shouldn't.
Sometimes quality outweighs quantity, though. More money, more time, less "work": those ought to have been very appealing.
There was but one reason I chose to stay in the classroom and stay in education...and it is a selfish reason: