It’s no secret that I’m a liberal. I believe in equipping everyone and making it as likely as possible for everyone to succeed. I was rather fortunate to attend a private Christian high school and to have parents and teachers rather vested in my success. However, it was an expensive place to get an education, even ten years ago. Because of this exorbitant price tag, it was obviously not possible for everyone, or even most people, to get an education there.
I’ve recently decided to certify to teach high school. It’s not something I saw myself doing at this point in life; the plan was always to work in industry for several year and then use what I learned in industry in the classroom, however, that plan does not seem to be coming to fruition as I would have hoped. I have also decided to teach solely in our public schools, not because I believe that our public schools are the be-all and end-all, but precisely because I believe they are not. I do, however, believe that everyone has the right the best education possible, and I see it as my duty and responsibility to teach to the “least of these.” Perhaps it is even my calling. After all, I have a passion for science and for a long time have had a passion for helping people find knowledge.
I realize that our public schools are rather lacking in many many areas, but I would love to be part of the solution. I would love to have the opportunity to inspire kids about science and learning and I would dearly love to perform those functions for terribly underprivileged children.