Is anyone mad yet?

Is anyone mad yet?

As a former Upward Bound student (Howard University) and tutor/counselor (Lincoln University, Pa.), I must say that this “test” is deplorable. Apparently it is easy to “experiment” with the minds and the future of at-risk, low-income minorities. If the federal government wants to truly stage an experiment, I suggest that they fully fund the Upward Bound program and then compare the students of the fully funded program with those students, like me, who were a part of the grossly underfunded program. They can then truly measure the effectiveness and the far-reaching positive effects the program has on society at large.

— Alan H. Lee
Katy, Texas



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