Similarly, teachers are first responders in the social-emotional turmoil that is at the root of many behavioral issues. We stabilize the situation, keep everyone safe, deescalate and manage until someone capable and skilled in dealing specifically with such issues arrives. The problem is — as the editorial illustrates — the capable, skilled person increasingly is the teacher. Teachers do amazing work, but we are trained to help students develop numeracy skills, explore the scientific process and analyze and compare texts across time periods and genres. We can do more, but there is a cost. If we are to be responsible for the social-emotional development and well-being of students in serious, sustained ways, something must go. Is it our planning period? Our lunch? Do we teach fewer classes? Grade fewer papers? Have a longer school day?