Strickland believes that everyone has the potential to achieve greatness—as long as they are given the proper tools to allow them to do so. He says that providing a positive and stimulating environment is essential to inspiring students to be successful. “What we figured out is the kids are not at risk, what's at risk is the school system, the kids are fine,” he explains in the interview, “they just needed an environment that gave them the opportunity to recognize that they had abilities to contribute in significant ways.” In his speeches, Strickland expands on this idea and argues that success is not determined by one's social or economic status, but by their drive and desire, and that environment is one of the most important factors in academic success.
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