Watching this film made me think about how lucky i am to have gone to the elementary school i did. It also made me think about how much Rafe cared for his students. I felt really happy to know that there is a guy out there, who could go find a safer job but still helps these children in need. I mean when i was ten years old i wasnt reading shakespeare like they were and i lived here my whole life. My elementary school was in a city called dearborn, Michigan it was small and really an arab community. they didnt have the best schools but they were safe. I learned basic things that every 5th grader should but nothing to the extent of these kids. Rafe says "is it worth it? most of the times no not really. i could go out and get a better job in a safer place but it wouldnt be the same". his goal is to take those children and teach them and give them everything they couldnt have. What i learned from that is that there is a great deal of accomplishment you get when you achieve your goal.
enough that it made Rafe stay in a sketchy neighborhood teaching the kids that other teachers gave up on. My goal for the next year is to get into the engineering school at osu. with hard work and dedication i know i can accomplish my goal.