Audio: Perspectives: Education Interrupted

By Morgan Boeder

MorganBoederI was sitting in my boyfriend’s room in my pajamas, picking out classes when I opened the email informing me that my school had lost its accreditation and might close its doors next year.

It was definitely a shock and I immediately felt sad. Just getting to college had been a struggle for me.

I dropped out of high school my sophomore year. I had a lot going on in my life. And even though I always planned to go back and get my diploma, there was still a fear in the back of my mind that somehow it wouldn’t work out.

Eventually I found a program called Gateway to College. It’s for high school students to get their diplomas and college credits at the same time, and it came with a full scholarship to City College.

This May, I got my high school diploma, and I began looking forward to eventually earning my bachelor’s degree. But then I found out about the school’s loss of accreditation, and now I’m not sure what to think about my educational future.

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Audio: Perspectives: Education Interrupted 14 February,2014ymartinez

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