"Instead of telling them that they can't write and won't be anything, I show that cannot stop you," Mathis told the paper. "If Detroit Public Schools can allow kids to dream, with whatever weakness they have, that's something. ... It's not about what you don't have. It's what you can do."
Let me help you there Otis; Otis (proper noun) please (adverb) resign. (verb) See there, Otis, you should have paid attention. Subject verb agreement is such a wonderful thing. That's what you should and can do.
(and people wonder why their children fail in school.)