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Miriam Valle's childhood growing up in Durham isn't something she looks back at fondly.
Her father was an abusive alcoholic, she says, and her mother was unable to protect her family. Valle says she was molested twice by family friends. She fell into depths of despair that led her to self-harm and eventually try to take her own life.
"I was so ready to die," says Valle. "I wrote a letter to my parents saying sorry, and...
“Education must enable one to sift and weigh evidence, to discern the true from the false, the real from the unreal, and the facts from the fiction.”
–The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “The Purpose of Education,” 1947.
DURHAM -- It is estimated that up to 22 percent of Durham’s adults (38,000 individuals) lack the fundamental reading, writing and English language skills that they need to function well in the workplace and the communi...