Common Principles for Uncommon Schools

Horace Mara Benitez

Connections that Matter and Endure

Recently, my former student Jaelis Toro called to see if I had Elmer Myer’s new telephone number. Elmer had been her advisor a few years ago at Arturo Schomburg Satellite Academy, a small alternative school in the South Bronx, when I was the director of the school. Jaelis—now a junior at Bethune Cookman, a small, Southern, historically Black college—called because

Horace: Mara Benitez Published: December 10, 2004 By: Mara Benitez Topics: