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Science teacher Patricia Whack presents the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers merit award during graduation ceremonies for the eighth-grade class at Smith Elementary School on Thursday, June 20, 2013. During the graduation ceremony, Philadelphia spoken word artist Youssef Al-Afriqi told the students, "We're living in a world that's set up for you to fail. They're shutting down schools and opening up prisons. They don't expect you to go to college. They expect you to go to jail."