The Choice Bus, part-classroom and part-jail cell, teaches kids to stay in school

High school students from Eagle Academy got a visit from a school bus that's part-classroom and part-jail cell, hoping to teach students to stay in school. Inside the Choice Bus, there is a classroom

News 12 Staff

May 8, 2014, 12:31 AM

Updated 3,719 days ago

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High school students from Eagle Academy got a visit from a school bus that's part-classroom and part-jail cell, hoping to teach students to stay in school.
Inside the Choice Bus, there is a classroom setup. The seats are then turned around and a video is played. After the video is played, a curtain opens showing a makeshift cell donated by the Alabama Department of Corrections.
The cell is to show kids what might happen if they drop out of school.
The foundation was created to reduce the dropout rate among high school students. It says that eight out of every 10 people in prison were high school dropouts.
The bus goes all around the country. Since 2008, it has seen more than 1.5 million children. It will be in Brooklyn on Thursday.


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