Public vs. Private: Which Industry Is More Invested in Educating African-American Children?

Ever Taylor is not your typical 15-year-old high student. A 2013 graduate of the Ron Clark Academy…

Georgia (Sep 17, 2015) — Ever Taylor is not your typical 15-year-old high student. A 2013 graduate of the Ron Clark Academy, she has traveled to Budapest, the United Kingdom, and authored the book, Letters From the Underground—all thanks to a private school education.


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Now, while in tenth grade at Cristo Atlanta Jesuit High School in midtown, Taylor feels that her perspective on life has been completely shaped by the way she has been schooled….

Dr. Kami Anderson, the director of the Undergraduate Honors Program at Kennesaw State University, said that it alarms her that she is seeing more students come to college ill prepared with the basics to write a paper. When she and husband Jeffrey Anderson planned their family of four, they both agreed that learning a foreign language would be a seed they could plant in securing success for their kids.

“We were both committed to having a global child,” said Dr. Kami Anderson. “By learning a second language early, they will be able read, write, and speak it fluently.”

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