A firm educational hand?

How do you get children in a deprived area beset with drugs and gang violence to college? Cristo Rey, a private school in Chicago founded by Jesuits, seems to have found an answer. All students commit to going to college, follow a strict dress code, punctiality is enforced, drug users and gang members/sympathisers kicked out and in return they get an intensive high school education, safe environment and personal and family support. The cost is $10,000 a year. However, the impoverished families don’t pay the fees, the pupils spend five days a month temping in the major offices and businesses in the city earning their fees and picking up a variety of skills.