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Dr. Steve Perry is a former principal of Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford Connecticut, a school that sees 100% of its predominantly low-income students off to four year institutions. Dr. Steve Perry is revolutionizing education in America. He says it is a blessing when you have the opportunity to help a child discover who they are and what they are capable of.

Dr. Perry also discusses the impossible demands we place on young black men that end up creating “caricatures of men” out of them. He also explains some of the things he does in educational environments that help kids become their best. He says it’s important that schools hire adults who are not afraid of children, and, most importantly “we have to establish an aggressive loving environment.” Click on the audio player to hear more in this powerful exclusive interview on “Get Up! Mornings With Erica Campbell.”

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