Harvard student explains why teaching high school is way harder than studying law

A former high school teacher is going viral on TikTok after explaining how “high stakes” her job was. Rachel Cohen, a current student at Harvard Law School, shared the video on Oct. 27. In the clip, she responds to a commenter who asked why she says teaching high school was “harder” than taking classes at one of the nation’s top-ranked law schools. Her answer? Teaching requires a lot more responsibility. “Children’s lives are like, the realest thing on the planet,” she adds. “And so the stress that I was under as a high school teacher with other people’s lives literally dependent on mine is far higher [than at Harvard]”. TikTok users were quick to praise Cohen for her confession. “As a current teacher, thank you for talking about it,” one user wrote. “People think I just play all day”