With a little extra training, I could probably do dental work and minor surgery for the children in my class, too. The trouble is that I probably wouldn't be very good at it, and might be reasonably expected to do more harm than good. Why is it considered okay to expect teachers to offer mental health support and not extract the odd tooth or set broken bones? And what are the other 31 children supposed to do while I'm dealing with one child's dental extraction or mental health issue? I just want to be a teacher! I want to educate, not medicate, heal or offer therapy. I want to reveal the mysteries of division, explain the magical evaporation process and inspire a love of poetry, amongst a million other things that I already do. I didn't sign up to solve all of society's problems!