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This bus helps you choose

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CORDELE, GA (WALB) -

Dozens of Cordele middle school students visited the "Choice Bus" Tuesday.  It teaches kids about the power of knowledge, and the importance of staying in school.     

Organizers say 75% of people who don't finish high school end up incarcerated.  The bus has a jail cell in the back, to show what life would be like in prison.     

Students also watch a video with interviews from inmates who share their jail experiences.

"We actually walk through how certain decisions lead to certain lifestyles," said Charmaine Brown of the Madison Stuart Foundation. "Lots of students don't understand that. Simply getting an education proves they are responsible enough to be productive citizens and a lot of them don't understand that. They just come to school every day because they are told to."     

The Madison Stuart Foundation of Alabama sponsors the bus.  They travel around the country visiting schools year-round.

 

 

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