"Put yourself in the shoes of a typical Kentucky schoolteacher for a moment.
You’ve spent the past 30 years teaching in the classroom, averaging 20 to 30 children in your class each year. Because some of your students’ families can’t afford them, you selflessly purchase materials and supplies out of your own pocket.
You spend countless hours beyond the classroom participating in other school activities, such as programs, dances, tutoring and being present in the community.
You are a teacher, social worker, philanthropist, coach, mentor, psychologist and unfortunately in today’s environment, you will possibly serve as a bodyguard."
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