Section 7 Summary

Senior Year: Fall 1997

She had to fight for her class again this year, but Erin Gruwell has found some allies in the administration and she will teach her class as they become seniors. When Secretary Riley told her students that “everyone deserves a college education,” Ms. G takes it as a personal challenge to give each of her students a chance to do so. The idea of college is foreign to most of her students, and she knows she will have to help them through the myriad difficulties which will arise. She will use her graduate college students as mentors for her Freedom Writers, and she has created a nonprofit organization called Tolerance Education Foundation to help them overcome the biggest...

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