I never spoke to this man except for a quick hello or goodbye before. I realized at that minute I found a kindred spirit, someone who shared my values and feelings about education.
I know why the students I meet love the school so much. While there are teachers than don't think like this guy, many of us do. We might not ask the exact right questions in the exact right form, we might not get every student to speak in every class and at times, we might not use the best motivational question, but we have what it takes to get the kids to pass--we care.