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Heather Mund: The Story of Jose V

Voice: Teacher

Region: Los Angeles Region

Organization: Equitas Academy Charter School

When Jose showed up in Heather Mund's classroom, she didn't know why he had been put in a special day class at his last school. "We could untap his potential," said Mund, who teaches at Equitas Academy, a charter school in Los Angeles. Charter schools are tuition-free, public schools open to all students who wish to attend.