Monday, August 3, 2009

Can We Save Our Students?

The Chicago Sun-Times reports on the sad story of Christina Waters, 18, who was shot in the head after leaving a picnic on July 25th. Waters' best friend, Kris Owens, was also wounded in the attack, and now Waters remains in a coma fighting for her life. Waters attended Ariel Community Academy, which had been part of an educational initiative headed by U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan before he became Chicago Public Schools CEO. Duncan laments about the safety issues that students face, while trying to get a education, but returning to neighborhoods that are simply more prone to violence.

While our public education systems throughout the country continue to be in turmoil. We can't forget the danger that our students face simply trying to live day to day.

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