Stronger schools often produce stronger students. Weaker students attending weaker schools will likely stay behind – and never catch up. Research shows that 88 percent of first graders who read below grade level will continue to do so in fourth grade and throughout their academic careers.

If the guardians don’t care, who will? Who will the children look to for answers? They can’t ask young people that are older than they are, because they have gone down the same worthless path.

So, with an attitude that i was going to teach, and, I was going to solicit the support of parents to make sure I taught, the students and I learned from and taught each other.