I can think of many times when a teacher was a student’s ally. Teachers are always willing to help a student if they don’t understand the work. They will take the extra time to make sure you understand the topic they are teaching. Also, a lot of the time, if you hand in your homework late and have a reasonable excuse, they will give you extra time or not take off points. Teachers can also be students’ allies not just with work, but with social issues. If you come to a teacher you trust with a problem in your life, they will do their best to solve it.

—Groveton High School