My daughter has chosen this same path. Currently she is enrolled as a sophomore at the University of Maine in Farmington, to be an educator. With all the hype about the MEA and state funding, I worry that she has made a bad choice but I am so proud of her to choose such a noble and under appreciated career. Where would we be today without our educators? Seriously, can anyone say that their lives havent been affected by the teachers we had when we were young? The future is unwritten and it is up to people like us to make sure our voices are heard. Thanks for posting that cartoon. It really hit home for me.