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  •  Poverty is a huge factor (0+ / 0-)

    and it creates a lot of cost for a school trying to address it in even the most basic ways. Our school has a grant to buy clothes and backpacks for homeless kids. Free and reduced price lunches are accounted to schools as part of the cost of education. The everyday costs are greater than most of us can imagine - like having no safe place to put your books and homework, or having no place to do your homework, or coming home to find all your stuff out on the lawn because you've been evicted.

    Some kids come from families that are not literate in any language.

    I highly recommend the book "Hope in the Unseen" by Ron Suskind, a story about a young man who did succeed. But the story is harrowing.

    Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

    by elfling on Fri Feb 24, 2012 at 08:44:36 AM PST

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