I am not here for myself.
When I look at my own children, I wonder what their lives will be like. I know that the answer to this question begins, in part, with what type of education they receive. The same is true for all children.
I am, therefore, not here for myself. As an educator, I am here for my kids, and yours.
(Matt Ridenour is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education at the College of St. Scholastica. He lives in Duluth, MN.)