Love and Expectations

Shelby Steele once wrote:  People do well because they are loved and much is expected of them.

I love this quote.  Both as a parent and as a member of the school board, I find it a useful touchstone to inform my actions.

At a family level, love and expectations come naturally (though I, like most parents I suppose, am not always consistent at upholding high expectations).  It is more challenging, yet equally necessary, to strive to meet this standard at a community level, too.


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