These Boston high school valedictorians set off to change the world.
But good grades only got them so far.
1 in 4
failed to get a bachelor’s degree within six years.
Nearly a quarter
aspired to be doctors...
...but none has earned a medical degree.
make less than $50,000.
have been homeless.
Is Boston failing its brightest students?
The Valedictorians Project
AN EPIDEMIC OF UNTAPPED POTENTIAL
When being smart, working hard, and finishing first still isn’t enough.
NO DOCTORS IN THE HOUSE
None of the Boston valedictorians who dreamed of becoming a doctor has earned a medical degree.
THE EXAM SCHOOL DIVIDE
A select few go to Boston’s prestigious exam schools. Everyone else swims in a sea of mediocrity.
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