Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” This couldn’t be any truer today. Every child in America deserves a great education, not by chance but by right. In the District of Columbia and throughout the nation, our challenge is to make sure every child’s neighborhood school is one where parents want to send their kids and educators want to teach. A school reform process is under way in Washington, D.C., and there’s no turning back. The voters have spoken and said they want more accountable and connected leadership. The city must keep faith with its children and continue the hard work necessary to give them the education they deserve that will prepare them for life, college and career.
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