Well, no, we don't really recall them so much as know where to look them up when a need arises. I'd actually run a mile from a lawyer that claims to recall a bunch of statutes,
That was just my law-talking brain. I have mad respect for teachers. I actually considered becoming one when I was in high school, but was advised by an elementary school teacher I'd had that I lacked both the temperament and patience. She wasn't wrong. I also contemplated home schooling my kids when they were young. I didn't. I was very frustrated with the broken system, and I applaud parents that can do it, but at the end of the day, I decided to leave it to the professionals and supplement as and when needed.
Anyway, loved your letter and completely agree. You've kind of inspired me to write one about how just because you googled something legal it doesn't mean you're a lawyer, LOL