Educational Technology

September 25, 2010

Education from cradle to college curbs poverty, produces Gates scholars

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By D. Aileen Dodd, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Jeffrey Johnson had better odds of going to prison in handcuffs than to college on scholarship. Yet, today, at 19, he is a carefree sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania — an alternate reality from his childhood in southeast Atlanta. In the hard-scrabble hood where Johnson grew up, high fives swapped cash for crack, gunfire settled gang beefs and poverty was the heirloom passed down to generations. For Jeff Johnson, not even home offered much refuge.

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