Quality curriculum and instruction can provide children with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive. Yet teachers often receive insufficient education themselves—adequate professional training—to impart knowledge to their students. Similarly, the curricula and materials with which teachers must work often lack sufficient content or strategies that can guide their students in activity-based learning. As a result, children struggle to acquire even the most basic math and reading skills—much less the belief that they can succeed in school. Many drop out even before reaching middle school.