Walking into a school is always an adventure. You’re never sure exactly what you’ll find. Will you find bored kids, angry teachers, neglected hallways, and overwhelmingly cluttered or barren classrooms? Schools, in other words, that make you despair that schools can help kids prepare for their adult lives.

Or will you walk into a vibrant environment where complicated systems interact to produce engaged, connected kids, enthusiastic teachers, and hallways and classrooms filled with books and evidence of serious preparation for lives of purpose and dignity?

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