Looking forward to reading the coming essays. I’m a public school teacher, and I face some of the same issues. Totally different world than the one you left, but the similarities are striking. Also wonderful to see someone speak passionately from the front lines of education. So much is said about education by those who aren’t educators. There’s a place for that, but I think those doing the grimy, everyday work of educating children should get their experiences — good and bad — out for the general public to see.