As our society continues to grow and become more intertwined with literacy, it is going to become even more important that we properly educate our students, and that we do not fail to leave behind those students already experiencing lagging educational problems. As I hope you understand though a degree does not define that one will become successful, we cannot continue to hinder those presented with the opportunity to obtain one. A degree is a tool that one can use to become successful and obtain the life that they hope to live. We need to hope to inspire the minds of youth not just present them with facts and expect them to regurgitate them to us. The ability to recall facts, dates, and ideas should not be what defines nor determines if we should be successful. I hope to see a future where people look to build their own dreams and not of those around them. Education will be a key in this future, but we must first put the effort forth to teach and inspire those that are going to have the opportunity to create change. A dream will not fall into your lap. You have to take the initiative to seize it. It is time for a future in which individuals can look forward to living.