Is it possible that all of us who've bashed Urban Prep for its ridiculous string of great press and its 100 percent graduation rate just haters? It's worth considering, if just for a moment. There's an awful habit in education (and other fields) of tearing down other peoples' success and making excuses for our own weaknesses -- and comparing things to the ideal rather than the real. What if Urban Prep's graduation rate is only 80 percent, when all is said and done? That's still an awful lot better than most schools do for poor black boys.
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