I was proud to get this comment on a previous post (No-Excuses Education) from Vianney Diaz:
"I graduated from Hidalgo High School in 2006. I was actually interviewed for this article, and I must say I think the work done by the Hidalgo ISD is incredibly amazing. I moved to the U.S. about 4 years ago, knowing no English. Thanks to the effort and dedication of my teachers (and staff in general) I must say I have succesfully adapted to the U.S. education system. I am currently a 1st year junior at the University of Texas at Austin, pursuing a major in Linguistics."
There are good stories out there, and they deserve notice!