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“Charles Rutheiser’s book could not have come
at a better time. As the United States and many other countries around the world grapple with their nation’s opportunity gap, they are looking
for answers. This book and SEO’s fifty-year history provides them. It shows that investments in academic achievement not only can work, but
can pay unexpected dividends for generations
to come. Policymakers, parents and funders
need to read this.”     

Ben Hecht, President and CEO, Living Cities

“The SEO story illustrates an essential truth: that when we give young folks opportunity
and a quality education, the entire nation benefits.”

The Honorable Julián Castro

“...demonstrates how harnessing the potential of youth will lead us to a nation in which all can participate
and prosper.” 

Angela Glover Blackwell,

CEO, PolicyLink

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