Privilege and Education

The following post is shared from Lindsy Wallace’s blog Light Breaks Forth. Lindsy is a homeschool mom who happens to also be a missionary with InnerCHANGE. She and her family have recently moved in to a desperately impoverished (and violent) neighborhood in Miami, where they are beginning their new lives living “incarnationally” with the poor. I love this post about privilege and education. I would like to add one statistic to the mix, though: “2/3 of children who can not read proficiently by the end of 4th grade will end up in jail or on welfare.” Friends, if we want to help eliminate poverty and crime, we must be serious about working to ensure that marginalized children learn to read well.

Please click the link below to read Lindsy’s entire post:

My neighbor called today and asked if I would home school her. She’s 23. Sometimes my privilege smacks me upside the head. Today is one of those days. Alisha** dropped out of high school in the tenth grade. I don’t know what all has happened between now and then. I’m guessing …

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