The world around us really belongs to youth- for youth will take over its future management. Our children must never lose their zeal for building a better world. They must not be discouraged from aspiring toward greatness, for they are to be the leaders of tomorrow. Nor must they forget that the masses of our people are still underprivileged, ill-housed, impoverished, and victimized by discrimination. We have a powerful potential in our youth, and we must have the courage to change old ideas and practices so that we may direct their power toward good ends.
-Dr.Mary McLeod Bethune-
Dr. Diop is the author of Inner-City Public Schools Still Work- How One Principal's Life is Living Proof. In this book, Dr. Diop details his early struggles, growing up in his neighborhood school, and sleeping in the parking lot of the same school to which he eventually became the principal. Dr. Diop shared his personal story of perseverance and determination, as he and his team of teachers led his neighborhood elementary school to the highest academic gains the school had ever seen. Click HERE to purchase the first edition of Inner-City Public Schools Still Work. The second edition is coming soon.