In rural Guatemalan communities, less than 10 percent of students finish high school. This isn't the product of laziness or apathy. These desperate statistics are nothing more than the result of a fundamentally broken and exclusionary education system.
As I sat waiting to be called in I thought about Thanksgiving, its origins and about how lucky I am. My life like most has challenges, yet I pride myself on virtually never complaining. Then I had an aha moment.
It's simply not enough for politicians to suggest the poor in America have an unapologetic dependency on government assistance. That is why I greatly admire the Peter Paul Development Center in Richmond, Virginia's east end.