6 graduation caps that show off graduates’ sense of humor or political views–or both.
When I left the public school system to attend a charter school, I was afraid. I was moving away from my friends. I didn’t want to wear a uniform. And I thought I’d miss out on the classic high school experience.
“There was a lot of shock and a lot of fear. Shock because I never thought that it would happen to me. And fear because I knew how I was going to be treated.”
“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with student loan payments.” ― Abigail Adams
I came here because I wanted to learn more about computer coding and app making. So far, i’ve only learned a little and i hope to learn more, but the programs that they set me up with i’ve learned alot from and for that, i thank the staff.
Part of what kept me motivated to finish school was knowing that as a Latino student who was succeeding I was proving the numbers and the institution wrong.
Walking across that stage represented more than just completing my degree. For me, it was symbolic.
The CalYOUTH study, as it is known, is part of a five-year evaluation by researchers at the University of Chicago who surveyed 727 California youth to determine the impact of extending foster-care benefits to California youths beyond age 18.
It seemed like my peers equated feeling good about themselves to the amount of money they spent on dresses, limos and corsages.