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06/01/20

A MESSAGE FROM THE NC ASSOCIATION OF PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOLS

Dear Charter School Friends,
During this time of conflict, unrest, and uncertainty, we at the NC Association for Public Charter Schools believe it is important to return to what guides us, which is our mission to advance quality educational opportunities for all North Carolina children by supporting and expanding successful charter schools. Educational opportunities through charter schools are our daily focus, but what is at the heart of the matter is our commitment to children. Everyone affiliated with the Association has a heart for children.
That’s why we believe it is important to teach children to strive for ideals that stretch us to be our best selves. Those ideals include seeking common ground with your fellow man; valuing understanding over our self-centered desire to be understood; finding ways to unite instead of divide; creating peace in times of crisis; setting examples of selflessness over self-interest; loving those who seem unlovable; creating quiet in chaos.
Isn’t that why we were drawn to education? To influence future generations?
As adults, we must do better. Instead of seeing our fellow man’s differences, we must see similarities, for at the core of us all we share a common goal: the desire to love and be loved. No professional development workshop can teach this concept. It must be developed in each individual’s heart. We can leave the world a better place for our children by looking within and committing to the highest ideals. It may sound simple, but it can be done.
Mother Teresa said it best.
“If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”  
Thank you!
Rhonda Dillingham
Executive Director
NC Association for Public Charter Schools