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All this week were reporting on education system in this country and how we as a nation can lift our grades.
One of the ways is giving parents the choice where to send their kids to school.
And say taxpayers' money at the same time.
It's an idea sweeping the nation and there are many success stories including one from one of the most troubled school districts in this country our nation's capital.
-- collapsing just graduated from high school.
And is preparing for college and his mom Carmen who pulled him out of the school he was in and gave him the opportunity.
To succeed welcome -- you both great to have you here.
Thank goodness our -- I'm gonna start with you won't -- biggest obstacle for you getting a quality education what was in the way.
I'll say the biggest obstacle will Wear hats and be the schools isn't -- -- not.
For you -- education.
Policy that was the biggest obstacle.
Well at -- personally go the DC opportunity program which was a voucher program yeah.
And you say it really changed your life how did it change your life.
Absolutely it's teachings -- by exposing me to -- our expectations.
And really just open it up more opportunities for new teachers -- you know after school.
And I was -- Actually -- happens.
Herman you're an important part of this story he didn't stand by and watch all of this you -- actually critical in getting your -- into this program.
I could even the success he is right now without a voucher program without a program for choice.
-- -- choice has given Ronald.
The opportunity to further his education.
He couldn't disconnect have happened if wasn't for the opportunity scholarship though public school run I was not -- and that did and I fight so hard.
In in receiving a quality education for him I changed in -- high school because of the safety that condition.
Up to school the running back -- The devils they have -- in the cafeteria -- that -- teaches what not responsive.
And -- you understand there were in -- you're getting into fights your performance wasn't good at these schools some -- he just couldn't make it and that kind of environment.
No I just needed a new environment needed to be exposed to something different now would suit me it hit me yes.
-- -- Is there a lack of accountability in these public schools you said you put your -- -- for five it just didn't seem to work.
Is there a lack of somebody being responsible for what's going on there.
I almost definitely.
I had some terrible.
Experience with Ronald.
That's -- change of fortified school.
I'm it was a time when -- that -- -- not responsive would get to me know the kind of the this situation.
Off his -- his education if he's knocking in -- that he needs any any help that was never -- to me.
Foot of -- -- did this but every action.
One day I went to school that I found acts for Ronald and -- -- -- that he's in the basement I found him in the basement with his hands out since that act.
Face in the water for that long period -- time.
And I was part pretty much upset with how they handle that did enough called me so I address to the prince upon and his school teacher and none of them.
You know they they sell me -- -- like I'm someone else would be being -- so I can't -- what what was the what was he doing there.
That attorney said an asthmatic kids on hand they got -- there -- talking it will probably in class and not paying attention well I rarely see issue.
Goran I am sorry that's sorry yes side -- see it suit says the conch cement award well I -- -- -- Send his stop all that which was missed.
This agents and and his staff came -- mediate to the address -- is still.
Acts -- -- -- -- what I want to do.
After that I needed out of this school I can believe what I'm experience in -- -- -- My child is experienced well he lives -- -- wake -- -- -- -- so that have big six deaths that.
Around yet to be proud of yourself you've done a great job thanks for helping -- out of the day he wants it's a great example for education week people are trying to figure out how it works.
When it works.
You're showing us -- thank you so much.
Right we'll be right.
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