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"I been in Special Needs all my life, practically. I came a long way. I can probably read now at a sixth grade level. I used to read the book backwards.

"In the regular school, there are some that are supportive, and some that don't even care. It's all right as long as the kids don't go around teasing and saying, 'How come you can't read?' You shouldn't put nobody down for what they are.

"I'm going to make an education 'cause nowadays you need a high school diploma to even sweep a floor. Life out there is rough. It's no easy roses. But it don't make no difference. You just go out there and try."

Ella Powe


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