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Latricia Wilson headed for Roosevelt University

Susan Notes:

Put "Latricia Wilson" into a search on this site and you will read of a remarkable young woman's remarkable journey--from being denied a high school diploma in Memphis to graduating from technical college. And now there's more.

When Latricia discovered that the special diploma she received in 2002 as a student with learning difficulties was useless, she challenged Tennessee's Gateway test in federal court. Her complaint charged that the state has created a permanent socio-economic underclass and damaged students, with cognitive disabilities, by not providing an alternative assessment.

Here is her story in her own words.

Now, May 2010, Latricia has been accepted by Roosevelt University in Chicago with "a housing scholarship with adequate financial aid to cover the total tuition."

Congraulations, Latricia!

May 13, 2010

— Susan Ohanian
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