Disruptive Students: The Africa Experiment

Can a big city rescue its troubled students by sending them to study in Kenya?

The boys of inner-city Baltimore don't get to be boys for long. Brandon Harlee was two years old, in his mother's arms, when his father shot her, leaving her legs paralyzed. His dad left the family, and Brandon grew up in a neighborhood rife with drugs and gangs, where even little kids learn to act tough. By sixth grade, Brandon was becoming too much for his mom--and his school--to handle. Though he showed promise on aptitude tests, he scored Ds and Fs in his classes and was constantly in trouble for fighting with other students.

Brandon was well on his way...

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