There is a flood of information online about the impact of proper education on at-risk students, their self-confidence, esteem, ability to contribute to society, their families and their community.
For further reading, here are some articles & videos that we suggest:
Articles by Topic
"Public Schools Fund, Under de Blasio, Is Struggling to Lure Wealthy Donors", by Kate Taylor on May 12, 2015, The Fund for Public Schools, the nonprofit organization that former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and his schools chancellors built into a fund-raising juggernaut, has struggled to attract donations...Read More.
"Parent Fundraising Boosts Portland Public Schools", by Rob Manning on May 11, 2015, Oregon public schools get most of their money from taxpayers - one way, or another - whether it’s federal, state, or local money. And it’s all generally distributed based on student characteristics. That’s not the case when it comes to contributions...Read More.
Power of Mentoring
- This is the Biggest Challenge Facing First year College Students
- The Upwardly Mobile Barista (case study of Starbuck's college tuition benefit implementation)
- Robert Putnam: When Did Poor Kids Stop Being Our Kids?
Issues in Our Education System
"Racial and Economic Segregation Starts in Preschool, Study Finds", by Christina Samuels on April 29, 2015, Policymakers haven't paid attention to troubling racial and economic disparities in preschool, leading to a segregated system where low-income and minority children are often attending low-quality and non-diverse early-childhood programs, according to a new report from researchers at Teachers College, Columbia University, in New York...Read More.
Videos & Television Programs
"Faces of America's Student-Debt Crisis", by AJ+ on July 9, 2015