Whenever we talk to our kids about justice issues we can be positive, because there are so many ways we can help! Even though the topics can be heavy, we can make a difference, and that’s something to be excited about.
In the United States we have many options for education. Even here, not every opportunity is equal, nor every school district. Globally this is even truer. Many students, especially girls will never have the opportunity to attend school and better their lives. Opening up kids worldview of school is a great place to start. Once they understand that education is a gift that others don’t have so easily, families can begin making a difference beginning in their own schools and expanding locally and globally.
Equal Access to Education Discussion Starters:
Help your family go deeper:
What factors make acquiring education difficult for kids?
Child labor- some kids need to support their family instead of going to school
Access- some kids lack transportation or a close school to attend
Money- some areas lack resources to have school supplies, teachers, or safe buildings
Disabilities- some schools do not have resources to help students with disabilities
Gender- poverty forces some families to choose who to educate and they choose boys before girls (so girls can work, do chores, or watch siblings.)
Violence- war or conflict keep some kids at home instead of attending school safely
Hunger- can make learning difficult for students
Immigration- language and cultural assimilation can create challenges to learning
Are their schools in our area that have less than others?
After thinking about barriers, how do you feel about receiving free education through twelve grade?
#TalkJustice Summer Serve Play Groups! Come over to our Facebook Event Page to learn more. Invite friends! We will be exploring topics and making a difference in community, using a series of books donated to us from CitizenKid. Hosted by About Proximity (that’s me) and my Mom, a public school family advocate for two decades.
What have been your insights into equality and access in education?