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In this Wednesday, June 14, 2017, photo, Maria Victoria Mendoza's six grade class walks back to their classroom in Brentwood, N.Y. Mendoza's class made a book called "Luchando por un Mejor Futuro" (Fighting for a Better Future), which is a collection of stories about the students making the journey to the United States while attempting to escape violence. (AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr.)

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In this Wednesday, June 14, 2017, photo, Mirna Vasquez hugs her teacher Maria Victoria Mendoza in her classroom in Brentwood, N.Y. Mendoza and the rest of her classmates wrote a book, "Luchando por un Mejor Futuro" (Fighting for a Better Future), in which they tell the stories of their journey's to America and the horrors they saw, with their parents being beaten or murdered, hiding from authorities and being shot. "It was a cry fest hearing these stories. They all told similar stories," said Mendoza. (AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr.)

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In this Wednesday, June 14, 2017, photo, Jocsan Hernandez, left, and other students of Maria Victoria Mendoza class at Brentwood East Middle school share their sections of "Luchando por un Mejor Futuro" (Fighting for a Better Future), a book they created, in Brentwood, N.Y. A group of young immigrants has written the book about how they fled street gangs in Central America in search of a better life in a New York town now plagued by the same gang violence. (AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr.)

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Illustration on moral confusion by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times

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Academy Award winning actor and filmmaker Ben Affleck played high school bully Fred O’Bannion in the cult classic ‘Dazed and Confused.’

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In this Aug. 26, 2015 photo, Jim Reding explains the history of the Land Lab classroom at Granville Intermediate School in Granville, Ohio. Reding, a high school science teacher said climate change is an issue that will affect his students’ lives and he wants them to think critically and have civil, reasoned conversations about it. Most climate scientists say manmade emissions drive global warming, but there’s no such consensus among American educators over how climate change should be taught. (Sara C. Tobias/The Advocate via AP)

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In this June 15, 2017 photo, Alec, left, and Kyle Munro pose for a portrait at their home near New Providence, Pa. They had perfect attendance throughout the entirety of their schooling in Solanco school district. (Richard Hertzler/LNP via AP)

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This Oct. 17, 2016 photo shows the College of St. Mary campus in Omaha, Neb. Some private colleges in Nebraska and Iowa have devised unusual ways to compete for new students as the number of high school graduates has leveled off nationwide. College of St. Mary has dropped its overall price. (Rebecca Gratz/Omaha World-Herald via AP)

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This undated photo provided by The University of Illinois Police Department shows Yingying Zhang. Police said the FBI is investigating the disappearance of Zhang, a Chinese woman from a central Illinois university town, as a kidnapping. Zhang was about a month into a yearlong appointment at the University of Illinois' Urbana-Champaign when she disappeared June 9, 2017. (Courtesy of the University of Illinois Police Department via AP)

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In this photo provided by Jocelyn Gecker, a helicopter flies over Moraga, Calif., as part of efforts Monday, June 19, 2017, to put out a grass fire that had burned through several acres behind Campolindo High School and was threatening homes. Contra Costa County fire officials say the blaze started Monday afternoon behind the high school. (Harrison Fuller via AP)

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The "You Be the Chemist National Challenge" rewards students in a spelling bee-type atmosphere, and aims to encourage future science careers. (Chemical Educational Foundation)

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FILE- In this June 15, 2017, file photo, Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, speaks during a news conference at Wyoming High School in Cincinnati. Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half in captivity, died Monday, June 19, his family said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

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FILE- In this June 15, 2017, file photo, Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, a University of Virginia undergraduate student who was imprisoned in North Korea in March 2016, speaks during a news conference at Wyoming High School in Cincinnati. Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half in captivity, died Monday, June 19, his family said. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

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Local high school teacher and activist Jesse Hagopian speaks as several dozen people attend a vigil outside the apartment building of Charleena Lyles, a 30-year-old woman who was shot by police after she called them to respond to an attempted burglary, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Lyles has a history of mental illness and police say she brandished a knife during the incident. (Genna Martin/seattlepi.com via AP)

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This June 16, 2017, photo shows social media app icons on a smartphone held by an Associated Press reporter in San Francisco. Google yourself. Curate your online photos. And as one private high school advises its students: Don't post anything online you wouldn't want your grandmother to see. AP spoke with experts on the role of social media in the college admissions process. They offered tips for students on what to post - and not post - if you're trying to get into college. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

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FILE - In this March 7, 2017 file photo, the Baker Library at the Harvard Business School is shown on the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. A debate over the appropriateness of the school's decision to rescind offers of admission to 10 students has expanded far beyond the halls of Harvard and is being watched closely by other campuses, particularly at a time of heightened attention to free speech on college campuses. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

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FILE - In this March 7, 2017 file photo, rowers paddle down the Charles River near the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. A debate over the appropriateness of the school's decision to rescind offers of admission to 10 students has expanded far beyond the halls of Harvard and is being watched closely by other campuses, particularly at a time of heightened attention to free speech on college campuses. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

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The Lighthouse Christian Academy is seen on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Bloomington, Ind. In its brochure the school promises an exemplary education, a caring atmosphere and a service to God _ but not for everyone. The school reserves the right to deny admission to LGBT students because it views their lifestyle as immoral. (AP Photo/Brian Slodysko)

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The Lighthouse Christian Academy is seen on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, in Bloomington, Ind. In its brochure the school promises an exemplary education, a caring atmosphere and a service to God _ but not for everyone. The school reserves the right to deny admission to LGBT students because it views their lifestyle as immoral. (AP Photo/Brian Slodysko)

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Illustration on vocational education for manufacture by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times