Here Comes the Future

May 25, 2012

Tyler Burkley Ryan is coming to Earlham next fall. He’s one of 51 members of the first graduating class of Soulsville Charter School in Memphis, TN.  Every one of those 51 is going to college somewhere.

“Wow, why isn’t this the role model, not just for Memphis, but for the entire country?”asked Digger Phelps, sports announcer and former Notre Dame basketball coach in his remarks to the class.

In a lovely piece in the Memphis Commercial Appeal, Geoff Caulkins explains how they succeed at Soulsville.

Congratulationsd to all 51 graduates, their teachers, and their families and friends.  And welcome to Earlham Tyler Burkley Ryan.

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About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).
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