Since having children, I have learned the value of public education and the difficulties associated with a quality education being available to all American citizens. There’s a new documentary out called “Waiting for Superman” and talks about the lottery system within some charter school cities.  The blog post I want you to read is by an educator talking about all the challenges faced by many public schools.

So often, we live in the world we know and can’t see the need of others or the “real” challenges they face daily.

1.  Be thankful if you do not face daily challenges of abuse (physical, substance, etc.), have transportation, food on the table, etc.

2.  Understand that children do not have control over their circumstances and if we want to build a great nation, ALL our children need to have the opportunity to grow and develop in a healthy environment and culture.

3.  My organization Schools And Families Engaged (S.A.F.E. TEAM on Campus) believes in the following for students to graduate: Attendance, Attachment, Achievement and Attainment.

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