Schools Reflect Communities

“If parents and students don’t get actively involved, how will extending the school day improve academic achievement?  If education isn’t made a priority in children’s homes, what will requiring more professional development for teachers accomplish?”


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3 thoughts on “Schools Reflect Communities

  1. I read with great interest your article in the Phila. Inquirer. I am a retired teacher with 27 years experience. I taught in a mainly middle class community, with several low-income housing units in it. Many of the kids from all tiers of the economic community come to school with needs. These needs must be met before the educational process can began in a successful manner.
    I agree with all of your comments. One thing I would like to add is that we as educators, have to
    go out of our way to include lower income parents in our school community. We simply must educate them as well. We must bring ourselves to them as best as we can. Parents are our life lines to these needy kids, we need them on our side first, then the kids will have a chance. to learn and teachers will have a chance to teach.

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