The Baggage Kids Bring To School

Mar 13, 2017

The battle over school standards and funding tends to skip over an important point: the schools are not solely responsible for student success or failure. 

Credit Irangilaneh, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Kids bring family and community "baggage" to school with them, and are often lacking some of the basic tools to just pay attention in class. 

The University of Oregon hosts a panel discussion on "What Kids Bring to School," tonight (March 14) at the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics. 

Marsha Kline Pruett from Smith College is a featured panelist; she joins us for a chat about what kinds take into the classroom with them.