"One need only listen to Overfelt educators talk for a few minutes to realize their affirmation of students and their potential to learn, their desperation that we are not swiftly and righteously intervening on behalf of struggling students, and their commitment to providing an equitable and optimal education for all students.

They do not talk about teaching and learning in the abstract; they speak with passion and vehemence, putting a human face on each issue, citing individual names, specific impediments, and pointed solutions."

--Alice Kawazoe,
California Academic
Partnership Program