Did it ever seem like the experiment might be a success? What, did you, do you have memories of going into the school and seeing cooperation between teachers and parents?
Yes. At the beginning um, the, the teachers were, were excited and enthusiastic about the possibility of really working in a creative way to change the schools. And even though it was very new and people were feeling their way, and, ah, I wouldn't say that they were ready to plunge into something totally different but there was a feeling that if we could really, ah, have, have the, the possibility of the support, the parental support and the community support for, and get the resources that we need to help the kids that, that this could be a very exciting thing. And so the teachers were interested in this. And there was a lot of hope at the very beginning.