"I said, 'You guys sound terrible. You gotta listen to yourselves, because you're so bitter.' The students said, 'Well, Mr. Freeman, the world is really messed up.' I said, 'I know it is, but what are you going to do about it?' " And so, Mr. Freeman and his students, and eventually students from other classes and other schools, each gave a dollar towards something to make the world a little less messed up.