Should be Obvious: But Here Are the Reasons the Poor are Struggling in Schools

There has been a lot of confusion about this issue, so I am going to be using my personal experience to illustrate my point. The following is the list of reasons why school was difficult for me, my family and my friends. 1) When you don’t have enough to eat it is hard to learn.

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Fuck You, There is No “New Civil Rights” Movement, You Haven’t Finished the Last One

I hear a lot of rhetoric about how education is my generation’s Civil Rights issue. It’s a nice thing to say and hear and it makes elite graduates feel good about their two year commitments. And the thing is, I won’t use the rhetoric because of what it says about affiliations, but I do agree

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Income Inequality and the Poverty that Results in the Poor Finding that Millenial Entitlement Bizarre

The first thing that shocked me about Stanford was the amount and variety of food. I’d go into the dining hall and struggle to make a reasonable dinner because I had never had so many choices before and then listen to my classmates complain that the salad bar and copious amounts of fruit was not

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The Charter World’s Dirty Little Secret: “Counseling” Kids Out aka Getting Rid of the Kids We Don’t Like

I am very protective of my students. I feel like a Mama Grizzly Bear and I feel like that about all of them. I call them “my kids” and I don’t even want to have my own kids. I love teenagers, I really do. I find something to love, something that is beautiful about each

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Not Sure How You Guys Plan to Have a Functioning Society with the Way You Treat Teachers

Teaching is hard. It is so much more difficult than anything I have ever done. I fail at it constantly. We ask our teachers to be brain surgeons. We give them a group of kids that is completely random, a set of standards that rarely make sense, ask them to teach kids important life skills

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