Network Says 'YES' to College for All
A Texas charter school network aims to expand the ranks of disadvantaged students who graduate, not just from high school, but from college as well.
Tenth graders Angel Leon, Imelda Tinajero, and Monica Torres have much the same plans when they finish high school: Unlike their parents, they’re going to college.
“My parents, they really want me to go,” said Ms. Torres, sitting at a table recently at the North Central Campus of YES Prep Public Schools with her two classmates. “They don’t want me struggling like they do.”
But college isn’t just an aspiration for these students. At this charter school some 14 miles north of downtown...
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