Sixteen schools across the state — including one in Rochester — will be part of a partnership with colleges and private businesses, giving students the opportunity to obtain an associate’s degree at no cost, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced Wednesday.
It may look like a traditional high school, but from the moment students like ShuDon Brown enter the P-TECH classrooms in Brooklyn, the expectations are different."I got my high school diploma and two-year associate's degrees by the time I was 16," said Brown. "I am just thankful for the program."
P-Tech Rochester student Alex Hernandez Rodriguez, 15, said he sees poverty around almost every corner of the city. “I’m driving to the library and I see buildings being torn down,” Hernandez Rodriguez said. “People don’t do anything about it. That building could have been a restaurant to help the economy or it could have been another school.”