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My name is Ray Stoeser and I teach 10th and 11th grade English at Crockett Technical High School in Detroit, MI. A few months ago I reached out to the internet for help. Because of some mismanaged funds, my school, already high poverty, was unable to pay for my AP class’ AP Language tests. My students had been told all year that the school/district would be able to pay for the exams. The students had no way of coming up with the already reduced fee in time.
Thanks to the generosity of strangers, mainly the Tumblr community, my class was able to raise more than the required amount to pay for all of the exams. I asked my students how they wanted to thank you and they decided to make you a music video showcasing some of the material they learned in the class. Here is that video.
As I said before, thank you all for your help. Even if you couldn’t donate, your reblogs helped our request reach a massive audience. Please share this video with anyone you know contributed in even the smallest way. This video may not be much, but just know that your help brought us one step closer to closing the achievement gap.
P.S. Scores aren’t in yet, but I will be sure to let you know how they all did!
[Video posted with written parental permission.]