Teachers — by defintion – ready children to take on the world

I found in my kitchen cupboard a coffee cup someone had given me a long, long time ago. It had the following definition of a teacher:

Someone who makes sure that when kids grow up, they have the basic math and writing skills to criticize the education budget and send angry letters to the school board. — Joan Zabee, Elk River (Editor’s note: Zabee is a retired teacher.)