- Lovely Hoffman: My students' struggles with low-self esteem resonated with me because I felt unattractive as an adolescent
- I knew I could find purpose in changing the way black children view themselves and each other, Hoffman writes
Lovely Hoffman is a recording artist, activist and educator. She has 13 years of classroom experience teaching students in urban communities and her focus is on African and African-American history, self-esteem building and character development. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)In his student paper, "The Purpose of Education," Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote, "Intelligence plus character -- that is the goal of true education."