Tag Archives: low-income students

A Roof Over One’s Head

an item about local big timers Pearl Jam caught my eye, not for their music, but for their public role in raising money to ease homelessness. Continue reading

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The Long Hard Way Out of Sticky Bottom; Amarillo College and the Battle with Poverty

It’s harder to be poor. Many readers will acknowledge they have been charmed by a loan from a parent…. Continue reading

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How Diminished Funding to Higher Education Worsens Income Inequality

Huge cuts in state funding for higher education have left our premier public universities to thirst after the money well to do families from out of state are able to pay for a selective education. Continue reading

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Assault on Obamacare Imperils Low Income Students

The Congressional assault on Obamacare undercuts school reform by eliminating health care insurance for many low income students; healthy kids learn better. Continue reading

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Yes, Betsy DeVos, Public Schools Do Make Gains

In this new climate where educators anticipate a Betsy DeVos assault on public schools, it is well to publicize success stories in the public school arena Continue reading

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Charters Revisited: It’s a Broad Spectrum Out There or, The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Charter horror stories in Newark and Detroit mask a Stanford CREDO report that finds charters outperforming traditional public schools in many areas of the country. That same CREDO report however is critiqued as statistically flawed; in truth charters may benefit kids of better organized low income families, but their selection processes leave the more intractable of the poor languishing in low performing urban schools. Continue reading

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At Risk Students: Stress and the Legacy of Poverty

Summary: While the parent/child cocoon is the seat of cognitive growth according to attachment theory, disruption to that relationship within the stresses of poverty can also mean low income students’ frontal cortex does not develop optimally, which becomes a liability … Continue reading

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