Marcus Hiles – Urban School Districts Need Our Help

Marcus Hiles - Urban School Districts Need Our Help
Marcus Hiles – Urban School Districts Need Our Help

While Dallas’ ritzy suburbs boast many magnet schools regarded among the country’s best public high schools, offering world-class instructors and facilities, while the inner city district is stuck in a different reality and reflects what is becoming an epidemic throughout the country’s urban communities: a striking majority of children live in dire circumstances. 86 percent of students in the Dallas Independent School District (DISD), are eligible for free and reduced-price meal plans, while the state considers 66 percent of the district’s kids to be at risk of dropping out, according to the New York Times. Furthermore, Marcus Hiles claims that a report submitted during a recent City Hall Council Meeting proving that 38 percent of children in the downtown area are either homeless or live in a household that earns a gross income under the poverty line, even though more than 27,000 of the adults in these families work full-time jobs.

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