Let’s be real; there are riots in North Carolina, calls for justice in Tulsa Oklahoma…social unrest that links to a past darkened by hundreds of years of slavery and then and now discriminatory laws to enforce social and economic inequality.  This said, how can we attain and maintain effective public education systems while denying the historic and contemporary context in which our schools are set?

Each community must come to terms with what will help to strengthen the  social fiber of its residents. Each community must come to an awareness about its present and long term future.  How to make the world a better place?  The quest for better rest with each and everyone of us.