Cindee Rigsbee encounters a loud-mouth teacher-basher in an airport, and seeks vengeance, if only through her own sense of purpose:
So I make a vow to myself to work harder at changing the public's perception of teachers. And although I can make presentations to educator groups, stand in front of thousands, shout from the mountaintops (or at least across the blog-o-sphere), I think the place I can make the most difference is in my very own classroom. I need to make sure that none of my students' parents ever refer to me in a conversation that echoes across an airport.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Blogboard blog.