#TalkJustice: Education Access

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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:

#TalkJustice Education Conversation

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?


education1Kids Books About Equal Education Opportunities

Read more about this selection of kids book here. 

 

 

 

 

 

16 Ways to Take Action!

An Access to Education Twitter List to Follow.

Follow our About Proximity #TalkJustice Pinterest Board.

#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? 

6 thoughts on “#TalkJustice: Education Access

  1. Wow, this is awesome! We used to live in the Marshall Islands, and I was part of a club dedicated to raising money to improve education there. I really appreciate this important reminder to go over with my kids. Great ideas, discussion topics, and action items to implement. Coming over from Make a Difference Mondays Link-Up. 🙂

  2. Ah! This is such a good post. I’m definitely pinning it. Since we’ve moved around quite a bit over the past years, I’ve had the opportunity to visit different preschools (and libraries) around America. The differences in materials, classroom size, students are really, really astounding. Sometimes I feel hopeful because all these kids (no matter where they live) show such creativity and potential. But other times I feel pretty hopeless because the opportunities afforded to these children are REALLY different (and this is just America we’re talking about here.)

    • You have seen a lot from coast to coast! To think globally disparities are even greater. I love your hope… kids are creative and have the best potential thanks for encouraging that in your work!

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