Most educators have known for years that there is an achievement gap between students based in large part by their racial demographics and their family’s economic positioning. What most educators have struggled with is how to bridge the gap, which only seems to increase as technology advances.
There are many reasons that can be cited for this disparity. Everything from household make up, lack of resources, lack of access, to lack of interest. Regardless of the cause, as the years have progressed one thing that cannot be denied, our young people need our help and our guidance. Truthfully speaking, our children aren’t failing, we are failing our children. As the adults, parents, educators, and community leaders we have to roll up our sleeves, get engage, and place a sense of urgency to this. We must begin to actively participate in the bridge building. It is no longer about determining who or what is at fault, instead we must accept that regardless, we are all responsible.
So, you may be asking, “But where do I begin?” Start with HEART!
Here are 5 HEART centered action steps you can take, starting today, to begin to do your part.
Bridging the gap starts with HEART!
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