Episode 2: The Other End of the Spectrum

The first day of school I noticed I didn’t have a science class. That was alarming.
— Muhammad Deen, Senior, Victory Collegiate High School

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The primary purpose of high school is to prepare students for college and careers, but some schools do way better than others. Nationwide, white 25-29-year-olds are twice as likely as their black and Hispanic peers to have a bachelor's degree. Asians in the same age bracket are three times as likely. These gaps in college completion mirror the college readiness gaps in our high schools.

In Episode 1, we dove into the debate about specialized high schools. Now, we want to know what happens to the students on the other end of the spectrum. How well are they being prepared?


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