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Yvonne Abraham

A lost year at Madison Park high school

The huge hole in Dana Murray’s ceiling has no business being there.

It yawns over the desks at the front of her English language arts classroom at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School, exposing ductwork and gray sprayed concrete and frayed priorities. When it rains, water pours into the room. Students move their desks and place trash barrels to collect the torrent.

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