The future of the world is in my classroom today,
a future with the potential for good or bad...
Several future presidents are learning from me today;
so are the great writers of the next decades,
and so are all the so-called ordinary people
who will make the decisions in a democracy.
I must never forget these same young people
could be the thieves and murderers of the future.
Only a teacher?
Thank God I have a calling to the greatest profession of all!
I must be vigilant every day,
lest I lose one fragile opportunity to improve tomorrow.
-Ivan Welton Fitzwater