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Best-selling author Samuel Casey Carter showcases a dozen mainstream schools that focus on a culture of character as their foundation and have achieved extraordinary results.

An Achievable Dream: Newport News, Virginia
An achievable dream: Newport News, Virginia

Bright-yellow buses pull up alongside the squat, 1970s-issue public school building that once was the Dunbar-Erwin Elementary School. Neatly uniformed students wearing polo shirts tucked squarely into dark navy trousers fall into line. On the back of each of their shirts is an upside-down equilateral triangle with a person pictured at the vertex. The person is labeled YOU. In the middle of the triangle it says, “Make the Right Decision.” At the base of the triangle, as if off in the distance—but clearly within reach of the person depicted—it says, “An Achievable Dream.”

Logo That Appears on the Back of the Shirt of All Academy Students

As the children walk up the poured concrete stairs ...

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