The choice is yours
After reading the article and watcing the video i honestly have to admit i wasnt surprised. Ive always had an inside veiw on how things were in the Minneapolis and Saint Paul public schhol districts. I grew up in the West Side of St. Paul and lived across The street from the saint paul public school Humboldt. I went to grade school with many of the kids who attended Humboldt but was fortunate enough to be able to attend a private high school. I saw how many of those kids lived; a hard liFe both a school and then at home. I also saw many of those kids drop out. Im even desided to focus my paper on this issue.
I believe that having the program "The choice is yours" is a really good thing. I think this may be the break alot of those kids need to suceed, and judging by the numbers that the article said the kids who do praticipate in this program succeed. I think that it is good for the students to get out of their segregated towns and be able to see that there is more out there for them and so they see they can do "better". If these students stay in their low poverty segregated cities they only see other children like them and dont realize what they may be missing. Not all student are oblivious to what else is out there but sending them through this program may just give them better perpectives, grades, and get them to want more.