Lagging student performance in public schools often focuses on minority students.
Often--not always--the darker the skin, the lower the grades. More minority teachers could help, and that's where Kelly Ramirez comes in.
The Grants Pass resident is a senior at Southern Oregon University, the first in her family to attend college.
And she plans on teaching when she graduates.
She visits the studio with one of her teachers, Susan Faller-Mitchell.