Granger High School Grapples with the Basics - and Wins
Six years ago, Latino students at Granger High School in Washington's fertile Yakima Valley faced uncertain futures. High failure and low graduation rates became the norm until Principal Richard Esparza entered the picture seven years ago. With a dedicated staff, he implemented a rigorous and disciplined approach to education that emphasized a low tolerance for excuses, a high regard for personal interaction, a dedicated focus on learning, and a unique teacher-student advisement system that showed that low-income, minority students could learn and excel.
A disciplined approach to education works