Why These Kids Get a Free Ride to College

Back in November 2005, when this year’s graduates were in sixth grade, the superintendent of Kalamazoo’s public schools, Janice M. Brown, shocked the community by announcing that unnamed donors were pledging to pay the tuition at Michigan’s public colleges, universities and community colleges for every student who graduated from the district’s high schools. All of a sudden, students who had little hope of higher education saw college in their future. Called the Kalamazoo Promise, the program — blind to family income levels, to pupils’ grades and even to disciplinary and criminal records — would be the most inclusive, most generous scholarship program in America.

If you’ve been given a leg up in this world, consider paying it forward to someone who didn’t.
Why These Kids Get a Free Ride to College

Back in November 2005, when this year’s graduates were in sixth grade, the superintendent of Kalamazoo’s public schools, Janice M. Brown, shocked the community by announcing that unnamed donors were pledging to pay the tuition at Michigan’s public colleges, universities and community colleges for every student who graduated from the district’s high schools. All of a sudden, students who had little hope of higher education saw college in their future. Called the Kalamazoo Promise, the program — blind to family income levels, to pupils’ grades and even to disciplinary and criminal records — would be the most inclusive, most generous scholarship program in America.

If you’ve been given a leg up in this world, consider paying it forward to someone who didn’t.

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    There’s been quite a bit of buzz about the New York Times story about the Kalamazoo Promise, the endowment that...
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    I understand what they are trying to do, but I hope everyone pays it back. Then all that really need it will get it.
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    FANTASTIC read!
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