Today I supervised a group of my student teachers presenting lessons to small groups of children in preparation for teaching a whole class. These student teachers had never worked in inner city schools before. As a result, a lengthy discussion ensued about the nature of the children at the school and what they needed. I was both impressed and touched by the depth of caring and desire to improve their skills to reach the children in their classes. I left the school feeling very reassured and hopeful about the future of education.