Did they mean that as educators, this was partially our fault? Like Mr. Mosby and Congressman Cummings, so many of us work every day to empower our city's youth, yet it is so very true that it takes more than a school to educate a child. The answers as to why Baltimore burned (this time) are as much linked to a history of white flight, the welfare system, and the 1980's crack epidemic, as they are to the capabilities of the city schools. As educators we cannot ignore the importance of family and community in the educational success of a student, especially when we have ever increasing data now showing us that some of the most deterministic indicators of success in school are self-control, emotional regulation, and the concept du jour — grit. In response to this, more and more of our schools are redefining their roles, now embracing a wrap-around model that offer educational, health and vocational services to all members of their communities so that we can bolster all factors that influence a child's ability to succeed academically.