Marva Collins talks about how she opened up a private school for inner city kids

Published On December 1, 2015 | By scook | Amazing black women, commentary, The latest posts, Uncategorized, video

Here is another clip of Marva Collins, a former substitute teacher who spent a majority of her life educating poor black students in the Chicago area.  In 1975, Collins cashed in her $5,000 in pension savings and opened the Westside Preparatory School—a private school.

She started with only four students and charged $80 a month in tuition.  Her school eventually grew to over 200 children offering classes from prekindergarten through the eighth grade.   It stayed in operation for over 30 years.

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