A Real-Life Lesson in Why Accountability Matters

Chicago State Students

Brent Jones, Chicago State U.

Students at Chicago State University walk across campus earlier this year. The institution has renovated a rundown dormitory and started a shuttle service in an attempt to make the campus more appealing.

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Brent Jones, Chicago State U.

Students at Chicago State University walk across campus earlier this year. The institution has renovated a rundown dormitory and started a shuttle service in an attempt to make the campus more appealing.

When you don't have much money, sometimes the difference between staying in college and dropping out really is a bus fare to campus. Or a library that doesn't close too early. Or a registration process that doesn't cost you days away from your job.

So it's heartening to hear from students here at Chicago State University, most of whom come from the poor South Side communities nearby, and are also juggling family responsibilities and jobs they can't afford to give up, that they