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Why girls’ education can help eradicate poverty

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Education is linked to the age at which women marry and have children. In sub-Saharan Africa and in South and West Asia, child marriage affects one in eight girls; one in seven gives birth by the age of 17.

 

Providing girls with a quality education also equips them with the confidence to confront people in power and challenge the inequalities that still exist for girls and women worldwide. Consider Mariam Khalique, a teacher in Pakistan who has used education to build her female students’ confidence and to encourage them to stand up for their rights.

 

One of her pupils was the young education activist Malala Yousafzai, whose global advocacy work is proof of the transformative power of quality schooling.

 


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Molly Petersen's comment, May 10, 10:23 AM
I believe it is important for women to have just as good of an education as men because obviously we are half the population and it would greatly increase the standard of living.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, May 10, 1:30 PM
I totally agree.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, May 10, 1:30 PM
I totally agree.
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The hard bigotry of poverty: Why ignoring it will doom school reform

The hard bigotry of poverty: Why ignoring it will doom school reform | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

!Closing the achievement gap between rich and poor, a teacher writes, will first require Americans to recognize a far more uncomfortable reality: The policies employed to purportedly address the struggles of low-income children have ushered in a new...


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See through the rhetoric to the reality - we need empathy and justice!

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, December 31, 2012 6:32 AM

Yes, poverty makes a huge difference in student achievement.  

 

Love the last sentence:  (Good schools) emerge from healthy, stable communities. That is, they emerge from a commitment to justice.

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White Dudes Dangling Carrots

White Dudes Dangling Carrots | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it

 

 


Let's focus on the problem and not the carrots!


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How poverty influences a child's brain development

How poverty influences a child's brain development | School Psychology Tech | Scoop.it
Science is figuring out exactly how the damage is done and what steps can be taken to halt and then heal it

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 29, 2013 6:32 PM

"“If we were to invest according to what the biology of brain development is telling us, there would be a lot more investment in children early on.”"


More validation that we must address the effects of poverty on children and consider their uniques needs in schools.  

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Family issues for graduate students from working class backgrounds

An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education sums up the disconnect that graduate students with working class roots can feel from their families.  In a book called Reading Classes: On Culture an...

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, December 25, 2012 2:05 PM

Very interesting read regarding the struggles that college grads from working class backgrounds must endure.  

 

"Nowhere do working class lives and cultures clash more than in higher education…For working class people who cross the class divide, there are stories and sacrifices that have precious little voice and find no ear to listen” (p. 150)."

 

"Everyone talks at the same time, kids run and play, and football is on the television. Inside the small kitchen, the women stir, bake, gossip, and laugh."


So much resonates with me.  Folks like us straddle the fence for life.  There is guilt attached to that.  We are protective of our roots.  Still, we "know" a better way.  

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Fresno Schools Look to Oakland for Restorative Justice Model - New America Media

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#Fresno Schools Look to #Oakland for Restorative Justice Model http://t.co/ggc0u12G RT @NewAmericaMedia...

 

Restorative justice is a model worth looking into.  

 

 

Three principles form the foundation for restorative justice:

 

http://www.restorativejustice.org/university-classroom/01introduction/


Justice requires that we work to restore those who have been injured.
Those most directly involved and affected by crime should have the opportunity to participate fully in the response if they wish.
Government's role is to preserve a just public order, and the community's is to build and maintain a just peace.


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