I think your previous statement is valid. I have no problems with military personnel as well as first responders getting free tickets. But why teachers? What do they do that is different than my private sector desk job?
Ok and what does some dude in the army reserves do for me? They sign up for it, then they deserve extra praise? Ridiculous. It's a job, that they signed up for. If they happened to go to war and all that jazz, sure, thanks for your service, but the pedestal some people put them on is insane. What's more important, being literate or being able to fight a war? To me, it's being literate.