noisyblocks3 months ago
This is a poignant piece and a great idea.
In fact it leads me to wonder why this can't be adopted by all schools.
As a parent in one is keenly aware that some schools are far better funded and resourced than others in neighboring districts. In Providence RI, for example, the city's school district is struggling, underfunded, ignored and suffering something of an inferiority complex. Just 15 minutes away is the highly desirable Barrington school district, well funded, high-achieving and wanting for little.
What if those better-off schools could similarly "pay it forward" and spread the wealth, sharing with their fellow students in neighboring schools the fortuitous advantages they enjoy?
Gets you thinking, doesn't it!