Re: ME:Struggles through school

From: Ed Lopez
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Date: 13 Nov 1996
Time: 12:56:01


May, thank you for really reflecting on issues that were brought up during my presentation. I agree with you, its very unfortunate that many kids have challenges, in addition to allot of other things that they have to learn to cope with, just to be successful in school. I want you to think about one thing. The majority of the challenges kids face, kids who are underrepresented in colleges / universities, graduates of high school, are often victims of low SES leveles / high poverty levels and thus, its not necessarly ones culture or ethnicity that predetermines who will have challenges, its more SES/poverty. Its unfortunate, however, that the majority of kids who are poor, are students of color. Ed.