I heard a story on CBC radio today and thought that I would share.
Way back in the 60s, when it was still illegal to sell condoms and pregnant teens were ejected from school as a matter of course, a fifteen year-old girl met a nineteen year-old boy, had sex, and conceived a child.
Her father was outraged and insisted that the couple marry immediately, and the school banished her from the classroom without a second thought. But despite all of this mess, one of her teachers, at that time a young man in his early twenties, went the extra mile and came to her house after school to tutor her and help her finish her classes.
The young couple are still married and have been for over forty years. The teacher remains a family friend.
Here's to all the teachers who go that extra mile to make things right.