Things that, because of a respectable, middle class education and upbringing, I am WILLING and ABLE to do to fill the gaps in my children’s public education:
~pay for piano lessons
~enroll them in fun, educational summer workshops at the local college and cultural center
~take them to plays, musicals, art exhibits, and museums
~support their sports teams and camps
~volunteer to provide a book club at their school
~serve on the FSO to provide “extras” that have otherwise been cut from the budget
~take regular trips to the library/bookstore and read with them every day
~communicate with their teachers on a regular basis
~supplement weekly Pearson textbook stories with hands-on activities
Things that parents of poor students are generally WILLING and ABLE to do to fill the gaps in their children’s public education:
THIS is why I fight.
THIS is why we must get public education right.
*This blog is dedicated to my students-especially the ones who find it in themselves to overcome their circumstances.