In defense of English teachers

I wrote a prolonged grumble the other day about English teachers.  In it, I mentioned an English teacher I happen to know and admire.  He thinks smart thoughts and writes in beautiful English.  Honestly!  How lucky can his students get?

In any event, he’s also humble so, rather than soaking up all the praise for himself, Mike McDaniel wrote a lovely post sympathizing with me, but assuring me that not all English teachers are grumble-worthy.