SUCCESS!!!!!!!! Vol. Urban Prep

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Chicago's only public all-male, all-African-American high school fulfilled its mission: 100 percent of its first senior class had been accepted to four-year colleges. Mayor Richard Daley and city schools chief Ron Huberman surprised students at the all-school assembly Friday morning with congratulations, and school leaders announced that as a reward, prom would be free.

The achievement might not merit a visit from top brass if it happened at one of the city's elite, selective enrollment high schools. But Urban Prep, a charter school that enrolls all comers in one of Chicago's most beleaguered neighborhoods, faced much more difficult odds.

Only 4 percent of this year's senior class read at grade level as freshmen, said Tim King, the school's founder and CEO.

"There were those who told me that you can't defy the data," King said. "Black boys are killed. Black boys drop out of high school. Black boys go to jail. Black boys don't go to college. Black boys don't graduate from college.

"They were wrong," he said.
I just caught the tail end of an interview with 2 kids from this school on CNN and it's such a good story.

Congrats to them for realizing their potential.



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all power to to the kids. not to take anything away from them but it shows what can happens w/ teachers and an administration actually put pride in their work and do their job correctly
 
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Wait, shouldn't a school that only allows one race be illegal? Or does it coincidentally happen to just have only African-Americans?
 
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Originally Posted by CJ003

all power to to the kids. not to take anything away from them but it shows what can happens w/ teachers and an administration actually put pride in their work and do their job correctly
That's the result from a prep school, meaning private.

Public schools are underfunded and don't care about every student.
 
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Originally Posted by Dynamic X

Originally Posted by CJ003

all power to to the kids. not to take anything away from them but it shows what can happens w/ teachers and an administration actually put pride in their work and do their job correctly
That's the result from a prep school, meaning private.

Public schools are underfunded and don't care about every student.
A prep, private, school? I just watched the vid and they're a public, chartered, school.


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