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Two days ago, 19 young women made history by becoming the first inmates in the state of Georgia to receive high school diplomas while incarcerated. Their graduation was described as “the best thing that’s ever happened at Lee Arrendale State Prison.” I am so very proud of them and of the opportunity I had to teach in this pilot program at the prison.
A collaborative effort between the Georgia Department of Corrections and the Mountain Education Charter High School, where I am employed as a Social Studies teacher, the pilot program proved to be a success. Within a period of just over six months, these 19 students were able to complete state requirements for a high school diploma. Most had given up hope of ever receiving a high school diploma. Some had dropped out of high school prior to ending up in prison. Others had been juveniles (under the…
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