The Baggage Kids Bring To School

Mar 13, 2017

The battle over school standards and funding tends to skip over an important point: the schools are not solely responsible for student success or failure. 

Credit Irangilaneh, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28439014

Kids bring family and community "baggage" to school with them, and are often lacking some of the basic tools to just pay attention in class. 

The University of Oregon hosts a panel discussion on "What Kids Bring to School," tonight (March 14) at the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. 

Marsha Kline Pruett from Smith College is a featured panelist; she joins us for a chat about what kinds take into the classroom with them.    

 

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