With all the educational reforms, one aspect seems to be continually overlooked, that of personal agency. We seem to forget that personal agency trumps everything. Knowledge must be sought after and made a personal goal. Reformers need to stop trying to control our children’s outcomes. Just as the instruments in a great orchestra are different so are our children. Our job as parents is to nurture our children’s unique gifts and talents, then we will see their individual worth and be able to hear the beautiful music they bring into the world.