Karen Rusthoven has created a unique and sustainable model for America s public schools that works for all, not just for some. Only by ensuring that each child has the opportunity to be in a safe, caring, and moral educational environment can we expect our young people to reach their full potential. For true and lifelong success in education, Rusthoven advocates building a framework that gives full attention to every aspect of the child and addressing the importance of instilling sound moral behavior based on the quality of our experiences with people in the learning community. The desired outcome of wholeness and fullness of life for all is not only possible but proven by Rusthoven s own experiences as founder and principal of Community of Peace Academy, a highly acclaimed public charter school in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Success in Education through Peace, Healing, and Hope calls each of us educators, parents, politicians, public policy makers, community members to be creative in our thinking and courageous in our actions on behalf of young people. Anyone who is invested in the future of our nation s public schools must be willing to ask hard questions and to grapple with the implications of honest answers. Karen Rusthoven provides the guidance and hope that will lead to success for all.