homeschooler thanks Magic Johnson

NBA Hall of Famer, Earvin "Magic" Jo...
NBA Hall of Famer, Earvin "Magic" Johnson
taken on 2007. Licensed photo by Rafael
Amado. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Haman Cross is a homescooler who found Magic Johnson's alternative school, Bridgescape, provided him a path that wasn't there before. The Chicago "Public" Schools do not support neighborhood schools, much less providing flexible paths to graduation. (A bit more on Cross here)
Magic Johnson launches movement to combat high school dropout rate - Chicago Sun-Times:“I enrolled at MJBA because I needed the bridge to cross the gap between traditional schooling and a diploma,” the North Lawndale teen told an audience held rapt, drawn to the West Side by the star power of Earvin “Magic” Johnson. [...] 
“Friends of Magic” will offer tutoring, mentoring and jobs, a formula advocated by local groups such as the Black Star Project, (and here) which this spring spearheaded a mass black male graduation ceremony to combat dropout rates with mentoring and jobs.
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