Thursday, January 28, 2016

Great

I'm trying not to let the dispiriting freakshow of the Republican primary race draw me in, but when I saw this story in the Los Angeles Times today I couldn't help thinking: this is how to make America great again.

Cedrick is the son of Lilian and Marcos Argueta, both of whom came to the United States as young adults – she from the Philippines, he from El Salvador. Lilian, a licensed vocational nurse, works two jobs at nursing homes. Marcos is a maintenance worker at one of those nursing homes. He never went to high school.

Cedrick's teacher, Anthony Yom (who himself came to the US from Korea when he was twelve), shepherds all his AP Calculus students through. This year, 17 of the 21 scored a 5!

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