Meet the Met, A School Success Story

With a radically different approach to education, this high school in Providence, Rhode Island is fast becoming a model across the country

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When Chris Emery started ninth grade four years ago, he seemed destined to drop out. His parents were struggling to get by, and neither had much education. Chris hadn’t done well in middle school in downtown Providence, R.I., and was deeply disaffected. "School is miserable, and there is nothing else we can do," he recalls telling his friends. His ambition was to maybe become a cook.

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