Access to a quality education is one of the single greatest factors in preparing young minds for future success, especially for people who grow up with systemic disadvantages. Many school districts in our nation, even here in Massachusetts, keep kids trapped in bad schools and condemn them to a future of missed potential. This lost potential has damaged our society for generation after generation, especially in many minority communities. We need to unleash every education option we have at our disposal from homeschooling to charter schools to vouchers and scholarships for private schools and completely reforming our public education system with renewed emphasis on votech, life skills, teaching young minds to think like engineers and scientists, and instil them with the grit and determination to succeed.