Jim Harrison wrote, "It's very difficult to look at the World and into your heart at the same time. In between, a life has passed." Yet, in our current era of urgency, we must find ways to do both. It is essential that we look to solutions that are supported from many sides. In the case of school choice, the state of Maryland offers an excellent example. Charter schools in Maryland are all part of their local school systems, with oversight from the central offices and participation by employees in collective bargaining units. This is a structure very different from the free-market systems supported by Ms. Devos, the merits of which have been shown when, in recent years, Baltimore City's charter schools have been rated in or near the top 10 in the country by the Brookings Institute.