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Huffington Post Blog: To Help Our Most Challenged Students, Listen to Them- And Embrace Who They Are

By Harriet Sanford

President & CEO

The NEA Foundation

Lexi is a bright, confident young woman at one of Washington, D.C.’s best public high schools. Austin is a two-sport student-athlete in western Pennsylvania. David, in his first year of college, is a community scholar at a prestigious Washington, DC university, having made his way here from among the most distressed neighborhoods in Chicago. Very little about their lives is similar, except for the fact that they are all in school. And if you ask them about what they think about what they’re learning and why they’re succeeding, they’ll tell you — and we all should listen.

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