A discouraging but inescapable fact about education is that not all students enter the classroom on equal footing. Disadvantaged families, despite their best intentions, struggle and often fall short of providing their youngsters with adequate learning tools.
It’s that way again as the 2000-01 school year begins. But three big-hearted organizations on Kaua’i are doing something about the problem.
Ready to Learn, the Salvation Army and Central School Supply Task Force have accepted donations of school supplies and raised money to buy more. The filler paper, notebooks, pencils, crayons and other supplies are being distributed to families in need.
And the need is far from over.
With some schools not opening until late-August, there’s still time for the generosity and spirit of more fortunate Kauaians to help ensure that all students have the same amount of support. Peace of mind is an important part of the process of expanding a mind.