Student blossoms at Oak View

ALTERNATIVE—Oak View High School English teacher Susan Allen and one of her students, Kevin Ferman, 17, take time out in the school library. Ferman recently won an essay contest for alternative schools.
Kevin Ferman gave up on mainstream education at the age of 15. The Oak Park High School sophomore couldn’t relate to the subject matter being taught in his classes and felt out of place with his peers.
Now a junior at Oak View High School, Kevin chronicled in a recent essay the despai...

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