A good education is as important today as ever before. Even so, some of our public elementary schools seem to be losing ground in the race to provide a suitable education for young Micronesians. In the struggle for sound schooling, we may be able to learn something from the past. In this video people single out exceptionally good schools and point out why they worked so well. The answer is not found in the usual measurable factors like accredited teachers, good textbooks, and Internet access, but in the competence and dedication of the principal and the strength of community support for its school.