Educating Our Invisible Children

Education News

Earlier this month, I wrote about a student of mine whose future will be severely impaired by the current high stakes testing regime.

She is not the only one.

My article mentioned the a few of the kids who have been in the news lately because of their extreme circumstances.

But what about the invisible children, the millions of poverty-stricken, homeless kids? We hear the stories of children like Dasani, whose story is told in the New York Times, but what about those kids whose stories we never hear?

David Coleman would say no one cares what they think.

But I think he is wrong.

I care.

What about you?

About the author 

Michelle Boyd Waters, M.Ed.

I am a secondary English Language Arts teacher, a University of Oklahoma student working on my doctorate in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with an concentration in English Education and co-Editor of the Oklahoma English Journal. I am constantly seeking ways to amplify students' voices and choices.

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