It is not easy to be an educator. Despite the fact that educators shape our most precious resource: the hearts and minds of future generations, we do not treat them like guardians of gold. We treat them with sub-$50K-a-year paychecks (despite a decade or two of experience). With classrooms that have holes in their ceilings, books held together by duct tape, and insufficient supplies that have them spending from their own pockets. And this, according to a 2018 The New York Times survey of public school teachers, is more often the case than not.