In study after study, one of the best predictors of school success is the educational level of the mother. That said, you can't go back and "fix" families. You can try to break the cycle by trying to provide the support to at-risk students, thereby improving the probability of school success of future generations. You got to start somewhere. City Year may be one way to support students, but there are many. We also need to look at making education more meaningful by ensuring that those that want to go to college are prepared, but also by preparing high school students, who aren't interested in college, for additional vocational training.
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My son is in this video, which was filmed during his 50 day Outward Bound expedition. Yes, this type of learning should be required in high school. But when we went to the district asking for just one elective credit we were told no. Unbelievable.
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