I’m a middle school math teacher at a Catholic school in Virginia Beach, VA. All children deserve a choice of a private education. After working in both systems, I can say with authority, the main difference in our private school is we act as a fiduciary for our students. Every aspect of what we do is to help students grow cognitively, spiritually, socially, and physically. We are a Title 1 school with a diverse population. Every student at our school has the best support network we can provide. We are not better funded, there are not special laws or plans in place to make the teachers “care more.” We are professionals and will not use our authority to undermine a child’s education or opportunity with divisiveness or disinformation.