Tag: Poverty

Black Students Are Living through a Pandemic and Poverty

The racial disparities in this country are prevalent in the lives of Black students. Many Black students are living through this pandemic and poverty. As much as we continue to want to ignore systemic racism in 2020, we simply can’t.  Racial inequalities in our public education system impact Black students’ ability to survive outside of school. From the early 1900s…

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Poverty is Still Pimping Black Boys

Across America,Black boys in school districts that are often labeled as the transient population because of their mobility rate. The mobility of Black boys from school-to-school is primarily connected to affordable housing and access to employment, economic development and transportation. Frequent mobility of Black boys in schools results in lowered-academic performance. The average family earning minimum wage spends 141 percent of…

5 Ways We Can Build Parent Engagement in Our Schools

School districts across the nation are asking, where are the parents? I’ve been doing the work of family and community engagement for six years, and I can tell you that parents are present. They are working, they are contributing, raising and supporting their families. One thing that I remind people of is perspective. There are a large number of variables…