Opinion: Improving Arizona’s education system will take all of us

| May 11, 2016

Guest opinion • Capitol Media Services • Arizona Capitol Times

One of the best parts of my job as president of Grand Canyon University is the opportunity to meet students who are truly inspirational.

I met one such young lady recently. She grew up in a modest inner-city apartment with her working-class parents, graduated from Maryvale High School with a 4.3 GPA and was the first in her family to go to college. She worked full-time at Wells Fargo Bank while going to college, earning a promotion every year, yet still managed to graduate from GCU in three years. And the money she earned from her job? She bought her parents their first home.

Today, with a degree in hand, she has set new goals for herself.

Her story is inspiring and it reminded me how important it is to harness the passion of our youth and arm them with the tools they need to succeed.

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