Disclaimer: I've worked within the school system for several years in various capacities, and if all goes to plan will graduate in a couple of years with my degree in Education. Yes, I'm going to be a teacher, but it's hardly because of the amazing monetary rewards on offer. It's because our children, YOUR children, are precious commodities worth far more than the salary of a hedge fund manager, and I believe there is no greater gift I can offer than to help guide and educate them for their journey in this world so that one day they too may make the world a better place.
Plus I would get to wear one of those tweed jackets with the leather patches on the elbows, which I always thought were pretty swanky.
To finish, some slam poetry by Taylor Mali, who happens to be a teacher. Yeah I know, some of you are thinking poetry is all a big wank, but suspend your lack of faith for a moment. This is the shiznit right here.