This scene is from one of my favorite movies, "Freedom Writers".  On many levels I can relate to Erin and have experienced almost this exact situation. In addition, I feel that working for a charter school, we face this type of thinking often as well.  I must share with you a mantra I have developed over the years for myself: decisions are easy, do what is right.  I do what is right by students, and try to let the rest go. Here's hoping everyone has a great school year!