Friday, August 18, 2006

Minority Students

Article in today's NYT about the number of minority students declining at the top schools.

Also, talked with Chris Perkins yesterday, a graduate of the Sunflower County Freedom Project (blog here). SCFP is the most advanced program for making a difference in the lives of young people that I have ever seen (and I'm including the Mississippi Teacher Corps in that group). Chris will be attending Berea College in the fall. Berea has an interesting history (here and here) and gives every student a full scholarship.

Finally, I talked with MTC alum Leticia Roach, Class of 2003, yesterday. She is working in NYC with an interesting group called LEDA. Leticia taught at Greenville High for two years and is a graduate of the Fairest College of Them All...

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