The fifth-graders in a Prince George’s County elementary school who were offered free college tuition in 1988 have followed varied paths: One became a cop; another a drug dealer. One killed herself; another killed his father. The group also includes a doctor, cellist, politician and UPS driver.
June 11, 2011 William Smith, who lost his ability to walk after being stabbed multiple times in a dance club when he was a teenager, sits outside his apartment in District public housing. Bonnie Jo Mount/The Washington Post Buy Photo