Five years ago, I got my master’s in elementary education. I was doing comedy at the time, but I thought, “Let’s do something more stable, like teaching. They’ll always need teachers, right?” I taught full-time for a year and a half. I was in a room with 38 eighth graders on the west side. In the classroom I had, seven kids had their fathers shot to death. It was really hard to be like, “Hey, math is important!”