The wisdom in the African proverb that it takes a village to raise a child is borne out by the phenomenal success the students who have passed through Manor New Technology High School have enjoyed.
We say phenomenal because six years ago, the Manor school district’s main distinction was the overall lackluster performance of its students — mostly low income and mostly minority — on standardized tests. Lackluster academic achievement meant that students going through the system were facing exceedingly low economic horizons. That, in turn, had consequences for governments that would be called upon in the future to pick up the economic slack.
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