"I am very much aware, uncomfortably so, that I fell into this peculiar habit too, because good friends in Roxbury at last gave me a talking-to. "we don't want you with arms tied behind your back,"a very kind and candid local leader named Paul Parks told me one day when we were coming from a meeting. "That doesn't equalize the game. We know your education. Use it for our children!"' This quote stands out to me in particular, because it is something I feel we all do. We hide our education to those less educated, because we feel guilty for being privileged. We are only hurting these people by doing this, however, we can use our education to speak for them.
I think one of the biggest challenges in high schools is the funding. This year for example the Hilliard city school district levy didn't pass and that was where I went to school, to Hilliard Davidson High School. Since the levy didn't pass they are thinking of cutting the arts programs, which were very important to me in school. I think it's sad that some kids will have to do without these programs. Hilliard Davidson is a middle class school which is much better off than Mott Haven.