One year after being outed as illiterate in the George Zimmerman murder trial, Trayvon Martin’s friend Rachel Jeantel is a changed woman after graduating from high school.
Jeantel underwent seven hours of tutoring a day after her reading skills were ridiculed when she testified during the Florida trial last year at age 19. At the time, she had a fourth-grade reading level.
“Very, very, very tough,” she told ABC News of the tutoring. “That’s what I needed.”
With the help of friend and lawyer Rod Vereen, who arranged the tutoring, she hopes to graduate college one day.
Far more useful assistance than Al Sharpton or the president supplied. It’s also a testament to the grit of this girl who much of the world -including myself, unfortunately – ridiculed. Seven hours a day learning to read? I hope she travels far, and well.