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Early College Schools for Less Fortunate Children
posted by: Colin | February 04, 2010, 03:56 PM   

An interesting New York Times article on early college high schools includes a dynamite quote from a 12th grader, Precious Holt, the daughter of a US Army Mechanic that captures the conflict and value of hard work:

“I didn’t want to do it, because my middle school friends weren’t applying,” Ms. Holt said. “I cried, but my mother made me do it.

The first year, I didn’t like it, because my friends at the regular high school were having pep rallies and actual fun, while I had all this homework. But when I look back at my middle school friends, I see how many of them got pregnant or do drugs or dropped out. And now I’m excited, because I’m a year ahead.”

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