The national dialogue on education continues to struggle between two things: what adults are comfortable with and what students deserve.

At the end of the day it’s about the kids.

And the big question we need to ask ourselves is this: are we cheating them?

My grandmothers saved everything. I have poems my dad wrote in a Kindergarten, pictures my mom drew in second grade, textbooks they used in high school, and even a few report cards. I even have a original western world history text from my great grandmother.