Prime Prep for The New York Times – by Cooper Neill

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Desks and chairs are stacked in the hallway at the Prime Prep Academy campus in Fort Worth, Texas on August 4, 2014. (Cooper Neill for The New York Times)

Dallas, TX-based photographer Cooper Neill shot a story on Prime Prep, a state funded charter school founded by former NFL superstar Deion Sanders.

Deion Sanders running a state funded school and recruiting the top athletes from around the country to play for his new Dallas charter program – what could go wrong?

Living and working in Dallas I have been very aware of Prime Prep since the school opened two years ago. They managed to attract the top high school basketball players in the area to form a super team sponsored by Under Armour under the supervision of founder Deion Sanders.

Continue reading and see more photos on Cooper’s website.

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Members of the board listen as Prime Prep Academy Superintendent Ron Price speaks during a board meeting at the Prime Prep Academy campus in Fort Worth, Texas on August 4, 2014. (Cooper Neill for The New York Times)

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Deion Sanders coaches kids during football practice for Truth, a non-profit sports organization Sanders founded, at the Prime Prep Academy campus in Dallas, Texas on August 6, 2014. (Cooper Neill for The New York Times)

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Truth, a youth sports organization founded by Deion Sanders, has football practice at the Prime Prep Academy campus in Dallas, Texas on August 6, 2014. (Cooper Neill for The New York Times)

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A boy looks on during football practice for Truth at the Prime Prep Academy campus in Dallas, Texas on August 6, 2014. (Cooper Neill for The New York Times)

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