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A Lesson of Hope Teacher of the Year Urges Schools to Take Initiative
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Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: Perry, Tony
Date: Apr 20, 1994
Start Page: 3
Section: PART-A; Metro Desk
Abstract (Document Summary)

[Sandra McBrayer] is being honored by the Washington-based Council of Chief State School Officers and the Encyclopaedia Britannica for her work at a school she founded six years ago in downtown San Diego to serve forgotten teen-agers living in marginal circumstances.

McBrayer, by all accounts, has that ability. "[Sandy] has a rare gift," [Pete Treadwell] said.

McBrayer was teaching juvenile offenders in the court school system when she decided that it was time to take a school to the streets. "I realized that part our responsibility is to take school to the students and not just wait for them to come to us," McBrayer said.

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