The Columbia Chronicle

When high school student Karina Martinez’s math teacher stayed after school for four hours to help her study for an upcoming test, she knew she had made the right choice in her neighborhood high school, she said. Now a senior at Curie Metropolitan High School, she said that memory is the reason she now advocates for nonselective enrollment high schools. 

“People have the stigma of neighborhood schools being underperforming, but there’s a lot of students who do succeed there,” said Martinez, a youth council member for Generation All, a nonprofit group working to revitalize neighborhood public high schools. ..