Quoting one of my sisters' pages:
Tonight, a teacher somewhere in your community is preparing lessons to teach your children while you are watching television. In the minute it takes you to read this, teachers all over the world are sacrificing their own time and, more often than not, investing their own money for your child's literacy, prosperity, and future. Re-post if you are teacher, love a teacher, or appreciate a teacher!!!
As for most things, the most media coverage is of the bad performers of a profession. But I grew up seeing my grandmother (another teacher) doing exactly as described, and see my sisters doing so when I visit them. And some of my teachers, my kids' teachers, and so on were/are obviously doing likewise.
It's American Education week, so I'll invite folks to contribute their stories of favorite teachers this week.