“By the time kids who live in low-income communities reach the fourth grade, they’re already three grades behind their peers in wealthier communities.” This is how Fulgham introduces her readers to the brokenness of America’s public school system.
But Fulgham, an educator and founder of a faith-based education reform group, also offers solutions. She roots out some of the causes of the gaping achievement gap and then asserts that Christians and public schools can and should work together to close it. She lays out a simple action plan that seeks to mobilize Christians to “do justice” for the 15 million children who are living in poverty.
According to Fulgham, the United States has more than seven times as many churches as it does high-poverty schools. Is there any reason we can’t get this job done? The book concludes with over 10 pages of websites, books, and documentaries Christians and educators can use to learn more. (Brazos)