> If I think too much about it, it really goes against my education > as a teacher, like I'm giving up on them. But then, I have to > consider those students who are trying to do right.
Something I've tried to instill in my own kids (whom we homeschool) is that
"learning" is their right; however, being "educated", having someone take
the time and effort to instruct them, is a privilege which can be withdrawn.
I understand the "against the grain" feeling, but you're right in deciding
to spend your time and energy with the ones who DO want to be educated.