I believe that it is our job, as educators, to give students every opportunity to be successful. We are not only obligated to educate students in the subject matter we teach, but we have an inherent duty to prepare students to live independent, productive lives.
Therefore, the challenge before us is to give students the necessary tools to become successful in life. First and foremost is the process of discovering the opportunity costs of the choices that we make as citizens, consumers, and wage earners.
I believe that if these skills can be learned and practiced in a controlled environment, students will make better choices when faced with these same decisions in life.
~ Shannon Staggs