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People Are Awesome: Trailblazing Undocumented Lawyer Fights for Justice

Sergio Garcia toiled through farm jobs and night school to pass the California Bar. Now he may pry open the courthouse doors and practice law.

Sergio Garcia left the Mexican state of Michoacan for the United States with his parents when he was 17 months old. His family remained in the states until he was nine when they returned to Mexico. Eventually his father returned to work in California and earned his green card. The rest of his family soon rejoined him, including Sergio who had become a top student. He continued to do well in school, working hard in the classroom as well as in the almond fields he helped maintain with his father. Sergio's own green card application languished in the system for 18 years leaving him undocumented and unable to work legally.

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Is College Worth the Money? Reflections from Six Graduates of the Class of 2011

Their answers about whether their degrees are worth it might just surprise you.

Students are racking up astronomical amounts of debt and moving home with mom and dad after graduation because there are no jobs to be found. PayPal founder Peter Thiel is even encouraging students to drop out and try entrepreneurship instead because, he says, college isn't worth it. So we decided to ask some graduates from the class of 2011 what they think. Almost all of them are worried about paying back their student loan debt, and of those not going on to grad school, none will have traditional full-time jobs. But their answers about the value of college might surprise you.

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Why Can't Hollywood Get Education Right?

The real problems in America's schools are hard to dramatize, so the entertainment industry gives us Cameron Diaz's breasts instead.

If the slate of upcoming movies and TV shows is any indication, the education drama may be the new cop drama. Several new films and series about teachers and schools are set to be unleashed on the masses. Unfortunately, the entertainment industry isn't exactly known for its accurate portrayals of American schools.

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