Come Together to Strengthen Public-Private Partnerships
As students return to school across the country, budget crises in many cities are taking a toll, resulting in crowded classrooms, cut programs and teachers and guidance counselors stretched to the max.
But the fact is that even before this current fiscal crunch, we’ve long known that schools cannot combat the crushing impacts of poverty alone. In schools with the greatest needs, it’s always taken strong public-private partnerships to meet the enormous needs of students who struggle to overcome the challenges associated with intergenerational poverty.
That’s the case now more than ever: Public-private partnerships are the only way to weather current financial storms affecting cities such as Detroit, Chicago and Philadelphia. Such partnerships are the only way to ensure that more students in urban school systems don’t drop out of school. What’s needed is for communities to come together to strengthen public-private partnerships to support schools and students…Read More