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Teacher: I've loved my 'very difficult' job. But now Ohio has made it 'impossible'

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For over a decade, I have requested that the most difficult kids in my school be placed in my classroom. Most days during my 15-year career, I have arrived at work when it was dark and left work when it was just as dark. Working straight through lunch and straight through my limited planning periods, I have built relationships with kids and monitored our common areas. After my wife (also a teacher at my school) and I put our daughter down for the night, it’s time for at least an hour of grading before getting to bed so we can get up by 5 a.m. and do it all again.

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