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Recently, Anthony Priest, an engineering teacher at McKinley Technology Magnet High School in Washington, DC, held a small chess tournament for the students.
Inner city students do not typically play a lot of chess, so it was particularly interesting to me to see how they took to the game.
I shouldn't have been surprised. These kids, like kids in the wealthier suburbs, are every bit as smart and curious. They often simply lack the exposure to a broader range of intellectually stimulating activities.
Here is a short video about the first McKinley High Chess Tournament.