Why Oprah's School Isn't In Chicago

Wondering why Oprah didn't decide to build her new school here in the US rather than in South Africa?  Me, too.

"''If you ask the kids what they want or need [in the US], they will say an iPod or some sneakers,' she's quoted as saying (Oprah built $40 million school). 'In South Africa, they don't ask for money or toys. They ask for uniforms so they can go to school.'"

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  • Oprah once said there is a big difference with being a poor person in the US then in Africa. In the inner cities you are able to find housing and medical with a phone call to a counselor.

    I for one know a WIC card and a Medicaid card are pretty easy to come by.

    We take everything for granted

    Those girls in South Africa will have a great education and life experiences.

  • oprah did not say the part about finding medical or housing. That came from my experience.

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