Brownsville, Concord

Two Worlds

two worlds 1 two worlds 2Recently I volunteered at Interview Weekend for the Oliver Program.  I got to see first hand some of the brightest African-American and Latino 7th graders in NYC.  I was impressed and troubled.

Sitting in the room listening to the kids I began to see the divide.  The difference between the children who are high performing and those who are having trouble finding their way.

Now I can’t seem to figure out if the wealth disparity in America is the biggest problem or the education disparity.  I can’t deny that my education is beyond valuable to my current life and my future.  It troubles me that I can’t articulate how a child today can access the education I’ve enjoyed.  I feel inadequate in my desire to make a difference.  But that never stopped me from working on anything before.

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