Reaching and Inspiring African-American Students: A Case Study in New Orleans

Instead of finding a calling as an educator, I almost ended up as another sobering statistic about black men. Spring 1994: I found myself as a hopeless graduate from a Louisiana high school with a mediocre GPA, low ACT score, and limited options. Though I enrolled in college, I was quickly tracked into remedial classes, where I watched many of my classmates run into academic and financial barriers and drop out of… Read More