Our problems are large, but our heart is larger. Our challenges are great but our will is greater. – George H.W. Bush
The problems facing public education in this country are larger, but the hearts of our teachers and school families are larger. Schools are no longer institutions responsible for imparting academic knowledge alone. We now provide two meals a day to nearly half of our students. We teach life skills and core values. We champion diversity and inclusivity as we teach the very liberties that makes America that shinning city on the hill. Public education is the silver bullet – the only path to perpetuate the American Dream.
Challenges are negative opponents and political naysayers are great, but our will to serve the next generation of Americans is greater. The most important investment we make as taxpayers is in the education of our children. The future doctors who will care for us, first responder who will serve us, and entrepreneurs who will create the future world in which we will live are in our classrooms today. Our will and heart will overcome each obstacle as we do the work required of us.