We cannot assume that all administrators are going to have strong ties to the community or a deep personal commitment to children but we need to ensure that they will act in the long-term interest of schools and their students.
Educate this generation of children, because democracy and freedom are not entitlements. Every generation must learn them and then earn them or we may ultimately lose them.
But what business do I have thinking I can tell Didi's story? My favorite answer to that question is the most poetic and pretentious one: I didn't tell Didi's story. She told it -- I just wrote it down.