Every child, in every classroom, in every school of the Boston Public School system has the same opportunity to achieve greatness within them as anybody else. Every child has the same unfettered access to every conceivable tool to unlock the greatness within them. We will know that they have that access because we will witness them achieve that greatness: enrolling and completing college at the same rates as anyone else; breaking into professions and positions of conspicuous influence in the community; BPS youth have been historically under-served for too long let's work together to reduce to a distant memory the opportunity and achievement gaps that had afflicted every generation before them.
I, ______________________________ understand that • I am my child’s first teacher. • Reading is key to my child’s success in school and in life. • I can help my child develop brain power with the activities I provide outside of school. • Every day my children miss school, they are losing a chance to learn. I pledge to: • Read, talk, and sing to my child every day. • Encourage play that involves naming and describing. • Encourage my children to ask questions about things they see: What? Why? How? What if? • Teach my children to love reading by having books in our home. • Take my children to the library every week to pick out books they want to read. • Help my children develop the habit of on-time attendance. • Talk to my child’s teacher regularly on how we can help at home. • Talk to other parents in my community about the importance of reading.
As a community let's take action on bridging the gap between our community and chronic absenteeism.
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