My friend Ricochet is lamenting her students lack of work and the fact that she cares so much more than they do.
I had a similar discussion with my 7th period class a few weeks ago.
Boy 1: Stop calling my house.
Me: Nope, I want you to pass and I'll do what I have to in order to get you there.
Boy 2: Why do you even care?
Boy 3: She has to care. If we don't pass, she gets fired!
At least this kid reads the newspaper.