In part 1, we looked at U.S. data and found:
In this post, we’ll dig deeper and see the alarming differences in math performance for students that are economically disadvantaged (poor) versus…
A look at U.S. data
The Washington Post article, “ Majority of U.S. public school students are in poverty”, cites a study that found 51% of the students in public schools were economically disadvantaged for 2012–13 school year.
“We’ve all known this was the trend, that we would get to a majority, but it’s here sooner rather than later,” said Michael A. Rebell of the Campaign for Educational Equity
From the U.S. Department of Education, over 49.7 million students were enrolled in public schools during the 2012–13 school year . It means that over 25 million students in the U.S…
In my first post, I gave a little background and overview of what I’m doing to fix education.
In this post, I’ll share a little story about my experience working with kids and parents and what I learned from them. At the end, I will go into more detail of what we are looking for in Community Centers to help under-resourced and low-income families.
Upon graduating from high school, in Tampa FL, I landed a summer job working at an after school summer program for the Hillsborough County of Parks and Recreation Department. For those summer months, I got my…
“Every year, over 1.2 million students drop out of high school in the United States alone. That’s a student every 26 seconds — or 7,000 a day.” — DoSomething.org
Hi, I’m the founder of Mentorem and
I have developed a program that’s going to take a big bite out of the 1.2 million drop outs every year.
But before I get to what Mentorem is, let me begin with a story.
When I used to live in Florida, I would often travel across the country to visit my family in California. …