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This Is Supposed to Make Us Feel Better?

By Richard Whitmire — April 28, 2010 1 min read
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Central Falls High School, the academically troubled Rhode Island school in the news because of threats to replace its entire staff and start anew, has great sports teams.

In my latest writing project I’m profiling an inner city high school where the athletic fields and gyms are worth more than the high school itself. Apparently, the athletic successes at this high school served to mask the absolute academic failures. Everyone, including the parents, seemed okay with that.

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