Every once in awhile I read something that redeems my faith and joy in the human race. How's THIS for a story of a just reward for a poor, abused, and homeless high school girl, of her community, of her wonderful teachers - THIS is America. Not the fools we have running the country. Very moving, well worth the read: (if you like it pass it on, we all need to hear these stories in my book):
From scrubbing floors to Ivy League: Homeless student to go to dream college - CNN.com
PS - Don't just watch the video, read the whole story if you can.