As a teacher, I and others in my profession have wondered this countless times. Some of us have convinced ourselves that we have found that “golden egg” and know the answer to this question. I am among those who have convinced myself that I know the answer to that million dollar question! How did I come by this magical solution you might wonder without spending thousands of dollars or reading a million article on education? After teaching fourteen years, I have finally trusted my instinct and opened my eyes and discover that the answer was right there in front of me! No, it was not any professional development classes I attended or any advice or word of wisdom given by others. My freshmen English class was my savior! All I had to do all these years was to simply ask the main source, them, the students. I was too proud and yes, too ignorant to know any better! Before I tell everyone what they told me, I would like to ask the same question I asked them: Why do you think some students succeed while others fail? Does it have to do with the way they were raised? Does it have to do with their race? Does it have to do with their environment? What do you think is the main factor to makes some students succcessful while others give up?