Tag: poverty

SHE NEVER ATE HER LUNCH AT SCHOOL AND HERE’S WHY

She was quiet, completed all of her work on time, and followed the rules daily. Occasionally she laughed when the other children were being silly but at playtime she kept to herself. A pleasure to have in any classroom, teachers would love to duplicate her attitude towards learning. One day during summer camp I realized that she never ate her…

Dr. Vitti, Students In Detroit Don’t Make Excuses About Poverty

  Dr. Vitti, you were doing well, but this comment is not helpful. Poverty and its associated challenges have never been an excuse. Many have made it past those same obstacles. Own the challenge? What does that even mean in relationship to poverty? This is not a way to win parents back or a way to win back children who…

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