One of the duties of government is to protect citizens when they cannot protect themselves. Parental obligation is dependent on the trust of government to share their concern over child safety and development.
Every now and then a grin comes across my face. That grin edges to a full-blown smile when it comes to the Detroit Children's Museum, which DPS is reopening for thousands of our students for field trips.
Look a Reading Corps volunteer in the face, or see that familiar red CityYear jacket, or stumble upon the dozens of Quicken Loans staff who have adopted Chrysler School, and you might catch the volunteer fever yourself.
Above all the din of the warring factions, one rational, knowledgeable voice continues to bring voters back to the reason the school board exists: doing what's best for the children and families of Denver.