Bus gives 6th-grade students lesson in value of education

10/25/2013 | Shelby County Reporter (Columbiana, Ala.)

Sixth-grade students at an Alabama school got a harsh lesson recently in the potential consequences of dropping out of high school. With the help of a Mattie C. Stewart Foundation's Choice Bus, outfitted with an accurate replica of a state prison cell, students also watched videos of prisoners sharing their regrets about not continuing their education. The bus visits schools nationwide, and officials said sixth grade is a particularly good age for the lessons.

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Shelby County Reporter (Columbiana, Ala.)

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