Jim Burke Learn To Fail Analysis

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It is my privilege to write a letter recommending Jim Burke, a former student of mine at Rio Americano High School, for admission to Pitzer College. Based on reading “Want to Get into College?’ Learn to Fail,” the article you wrote for Education Week magazine in February, 2012, I am convinced that Jim Burke would be a valuable addition to your student body.
Mr. Burke has had a great deal of trouble throughout high school. Jim was less than perfect in school. By not being a responsible and dedicated student, he opened himself up for failure. On his last year of high school, Jim received a letter stating that he had received an F for my class and therefore could not graduate. He lacked five required units. Jim managed to obtain a “D” in
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