Community + Justice + Spirituality + Young Adults
Students at Davidson College had a great conversation about Education Access last this past Tuesday. We focused on the education gap in the United States since we've experienced it first hand. Most of our discussion was based on the role that "nuture" plays in a student's education experience, as in their home and school environment. A supportive environment can help a student overcome a lack of resources. In order to lessen the gap in American education, students must be exposed to positive mentors. This is difficult because not just anyone can be a mentor to a child; it must be someone that the student can relate to. Some of us at Davidson have been directly involved in promoting mentorship by tutoring at local high schools or elementary schools.
Overall, we agreed that the education system in America is improvable, but that it will take individuals who are committed to creating environments that inspire students to achieve.