West Side Schools Need Funding Too

All children in Chicago deserve a quality education. To achieve that, every school should not be funded the same way. Providing resources for schools that need it the most is important to uplift my community and others like it.

By Brenda Taylor | October 31, 2019 |
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All children in Chicago deserve a quality education. To achieve that, every school should not be funded the same way. Providing resources for schools that need it the most is important to uplift my community and others like it.

I am an East Garfield Park mother with two high school students. My daughter is a rising junior at Westinghouse College Prep and my son is a rising sophomore at Urban Prep.

They attend quality schools, but I am concerned about other schools in my neighborhood that lack quality programs, such as a gifted center, counselors and so much more.

The West Side has many challenges, including a legacy of poverty and disinvestment. Providing funding to schools in neighborhoods that need it the most is a crucial step towards equity in Chicago.

Brenda Taylor, East Garfield Park

To read Brenda's Letter as published in the Chicago Sun-Times, click here.

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