This sentence spoke out loud to me. Pat Conroy saw that the students of Yam craw Island were being mistreated in every sense of the word. The students on the only had been given an injustice because none of them could read or write well at all. They had no clue that there was a world outside of Yamacraw Island. He took it upon himself to take action and find someone who can and will actually do something about the problems facing the students of Yamacraw Island. These students as in all students deserve to get the best education as possible. I was shocked when I read about the students not knowing that Georgia was very close by and none of the students knew where they were located on the map. pat Conroy ensures that something needs to be done and hopefully by the end of the book something extraordinary would have taken place for these students. I feel the urgency that Pat Conroy feels is necessary for these students. But I question as to why teachers before this had not tried to do something about the students. Did the other teachers not care or just not have the resources needed to do something about it? These students deserve to know what ocean surrounds them and I think Pat Conroy is going to see that these students are going to learn something from him. These students are important and in order for them to proceed and get off the island they need to further their education. They may even decide to stay on the Island and help other students as they learn.