Options in Education Foster Increased Opportunities for Students

Sep 18, 2020

I grew up in poverty. I know what it’s like to be without electricity and to move because the rent is past-due. I’ve lived the struggles, the poverty that limited opportunity brings. I was one of the students you hear about on TV who receive a free or reduced-price lunch. I saw my single mother […]

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