I am a 36 year old working, mother of five, and a full time student. Over the years, my husband and I have struggled to make ends meet, living paycheck to paycheck. At one point we collectively worked 5 jobs … Continue reading
As a member in your community it is important to voice your opinions and thoughts. A lot of individuals in a community might not feel as involved because they do not have time or they just don’t do it verbally. … Continue reading
Originating at a free library in North Portland, realizing the lack of representation of different sorts of people in children’s literature, Reading is Resistance was born. The goal? To give children of different backgrounds books that feature characters like themselves … Continue reading
What is Upward Bound? Upward Bound has been hosted at Portland State University since 1980 and provides fundamental support to students in their preparation for college entrance. They work to provide opportunities for students to succeed in their precollege performance … Continue reading
CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO FOOTAGE OF THE PROJECT At the beginning of the term, the Summer Youth Enrichment Capstone students of 2017 volunteered 25-40 hours of their time to spend with Upward Bound students. Many, if not all the students … Continue reading
Does common core close or widen the opportunity gap? Opportunity gaps refer to the way in which factors like race, socioeconomic status, community wealth, and other factors contribute to lower educational aspirations, achievement and attainment for a certain group of … Continue reading
In the article, one main key point that stood out to me was that of schools managing their money wisely and how to disperse them. “Understand and manage classroom costs”. Disaggerating the costs from teacher to students to classrooms will help the school thrive. it brings the attention to how much classrooms are affected by increasing class sizes.
I didn’t agree too much with replacing the librarians with professionals, yes it would cut the cost the schools are spending. librarians are extremely helpful and although they might not be “professionals” They helps students in many different ways.
As for schools that are experiencing over crowding (and I can say this from experience because my high school was small and over crowded with students) reconfiguring old schools would have been extremely helpful. there was an old school that had shut down that our town could have fixed up a little and used it as an alternative for students to not be over booked.
I believe the answer is to treat each school district equally. Gentrifying places ruins homes it ruins families. Families no longer are able to afford living where their past generations have lived and are forced to move out in order to maintain living because they can no longer afford the cost of living. I think it isn’t our place to vote for other places we don’t live in because were really done know the conditions and the environment. the only people that really know who/what/why to vote for are those that live in the actual area.