Thursday, July 23, 2009
Steve Perry sends all his kids to school
If you missed CNN's Black In America 2 with Soledad O'Brien last night, you should definitely check out this video. The 2 hour special was an excellent look at African Americans doing positive things for change. This video profiles Steve Perry, a school principal who founded a magnet prep school for Black and Hispanic students in Hartford, Connecticut. His school sends 100% of its students to 4-year colleges and has a near-perfect graduation rate. He and his staff practice a tough love approach where all students are expected to report on time, in uniform, and ready to learn. Failure is not accepted. Principal Perry is so dedicated to giving back to the low income area where he was raised, he actually drives a number of the students to school every day. It is nice to read some positive news for once!