How dare you?
How dare you say that Journalism is not a “real” English class? How dare you say that my curriculum is not rigorous? What do you know about the day to day challenges of the student journalist? What do you know about how hard they work to report and write stories? What do you know about publishing a newspaper or a magazine?
I don’t tell you how to coach, to play, or to run your organization. I don’t even begin to imagine the complexities of your work. How can you imagine the complexities of ours?
I’m tired today because I was up until after midnight commenting on and editing student writing. They are writing again tonight, draft two of the same story – crafting, thinking, writing. I guess I shouldn’t put forth so much effort or ask my students to work as hard as I do because clearly the work we do is lightweight and should be easy, right? So how come it’s so hard to do well?
Come teach my class. I dare you.