This post is part of an ongoing series on the topic of Eliminating the Achievement Gap for Latino Students.
“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” – John F. Kennedy
Like so many of Kennedy’s quotes, there is a beautiful poignancy in these words. What makes them altogether even more powerful is the fact that he never had the chance to deliver this speech. This was the speech he was scheduled to deliver on November 22, 1963, the day he was assassinated. Another important theme threaded throughout these thoughtful last words revolved around the term community. Used multiple times, Kennedy emphasized the importance of connecting leading and learning in the creation of more evolved communities in the name of progress and innovation.