Her School Offered a Path to the Middle Class. Will COVID-19 Block It?
Paul Tough, The New York Times
Students at Richmond Hill, a public high school in central Queens, don’t come from privileged backgrounds. They are mostly immigrants or the children of immigrants. Eighty-two percent of them meet the federal definition of economic disadvantage, and 22 percent speak a language other than English at home.
Bianca Argueta, a Richmond Hill graduate, aspired for something more when it came to college. Then the pandemic happened.