"Mother Martha's crying," said one of the older girls. (Kozol pg. 259). This is an important quote from the novel because it shows that Mother Martha, despite her position, is expressing her emotions. It shows that people who have positions in religious institutions are only human. I like how the quote really defines how Mother Martha is just like other people.
The biggest challenge that High School students are facing in their education is Drug use among students. The drugs make the students not successful in high school and make them feel as if they have better goals than to receive and education. Drug use often results in students withdraw and not graduate from high school. If the board of education would allow elementary schools to teach young children about the dangers of using drugs and showing examples of the drugs, then there would be a significant change of the percentage of high school graduates.