I recently interviewed a couple Washington University Engineering grads who are partnering to deliver remedial math skills to Hispanic kids, largely, in a demanding summer program in the Bay Area. The resulting story shows one way to address the widespread deficiencies in public education. You can read it here.
As the Jose Valdes Institute director Lew Epstein says, “It turns out that the kids from East Palo Alto are just as capable as the kids from Palo Alto. All they need are the same resources and the same support system.”