Leaders in educational systems must evaluate how the systems themselves have contributed to and perpetuated the achievement gap, especially for children of color from low-income environments.
The choice to be happy may not be quite as easy as many people think. Many researchers have found that personality/temperament play a greater role in determining one's happiness than most other things.
I was always searching for an answer to why my son began having a self-image problem at the age of four. It was an arduous journey for all involved, and the diagnosis was one I had not anticipated.