DRCS Families and Community,

As educators and families, we are charged with supporting our youth to better understand the Country they call home, how it is governed, its history, its successes, and its failures.  We are charged with helping young people to understand how to appropriately advocate for themselves and their interests.  And we are charged with helping them develop the compass of right and wrong that will define their choices and actions into adulthood.  What our students witnessed yesterday is in direct conflict with these goals.

What we witnessed in our Nation’s Capital yesterday was not an act of protest protected by the United States Constitution.  It was not an attempt to ensure that all American’s constitutional rights are protected, regardless of the color of their skin, regardless of their ethnicity, and regardless of their life circumstance.  Instead, it was an attempt to directly interfere with the democratic ideals and processes that shape and define our Country.

As we grapple with what it means to move forward as a Country, we must not forget that our children are watching, learning, and listening.  Today and moving forward, we must continue to help our students grapple with, understand, and reconcile the American experience, our history, our successes, and our failures.  Yesterday’s events are unacceptable.  We must show our children better.

G. Logan Blyler
Founder & School Leader
Deep Roots Charter School