This week, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell says he supports the plan to give the District more control over its own budget, and House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi promotes the DISCLOSE Act on The Colbert Show.
The risk factors for dropping out -- poverty, homelessness, juvenile offenses -- run rampant in the District of Columbia. Yet there are students every year who rise above these challenging circumstances to succeed. Christopher Feaster and Travaris Chambers are two of those on track to graduate this May despite having traveled rough roads.
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