In 2008, there were four or five qualified candidates for each vacant principal's position in the school system. In 2010, there were nine principal vacancies at the start of the school year. The Sun, again, did not report on what caused this problem. During Mr. Alonso's tenure, hundreds of teachers were imported from as far away as Texas and the Philippines. Mr. Alonso was the longest serving CEO in the system's history, yet he never addressed this serious problem. In the aftermath of the riot of 2015, we came to realize that community policing is critical to the relationship between the police and the citizens. The relationship between a school system and its citizens is also critical. In a city where large numbers of parents do not see education as a viable option for improving the lives of their children, it is critical for them to see themselves represented in the schools that serve their children.