There is way too much coverage of educators abandoning their classrooms and schools to make their point. The message of their actions is not helping their cause, “I’m important and to prove it, I will take an instructional day from children.” As an educator who can count the number days of work I missed on one hand, I am not impressed and you have lost both my sympathy and the morale high ground. Instead I propose the following, instead of a walkout, stage a “Teach-In.” Spring break is coming up, on one of the days, have teachers come to school and teach any student that shows up. Publicize it, alert the media, and show the community that when times get tough, we won’t abandon their children. Selflessness in the face of adversity just might be the example that everyone needs in order to move forward. Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…Follow Sean Cain at