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Tourism Program Restores Kimball’s Pride After Years Of Low Ratings

American Graduate: Race, Poverty And The Changing Face Of Schools 16

Poverty is surging at Kimball High School in Dallas. Fifteen years ago, 57 percent of the families were economically disadvantaged. Today, it’s 83 percent. The Oak Cliff school is battling those numbers and turning around a dismal academic record — in part with its hospitality and tourism program. Delores White not only teaches a hospitality class for juniors at Kimball High but also runs…