Making a Way Out of No Way

June 17, 2020 ...

The Expectations Project, the organization I lead, focuses on engaging people of faith to become policy advocates to improve America’s low-income public schools. The systemic policy change we seek often seems insurmountable as opposing education factions can dig into their own ideals, unwilling to compromise. Policy and political change require both an eye on the …

How Christians Transform Schools

March 14, 2016 ...

We all know that education is a pathway to purpose, hope and a future. For most American children (88 percent) — even those who come from religious households (83 percent) — this education takes place in a public school, despite the popular perception that many religious parents choose private or home-school for their kids. Our …

What Churches Can Do About Educational Inequality

November 15, 2015 ...

In Today’s Conversation with Leith Anderson, Nicole Baker Fulgham talks about her work helping faith communities close the academic achievement gap in public schools. In this podcast, you’ll hear from an education policy expert on: What the term “education inequality” means and looks like; The achievement trend lines in American classrooms; Her personal background growing up in Detroit; and …

Educational Inequality

December 21, 2013 ...

Only about 50 percent of students living in poverty graduate from high school in four years. Children who receive an inadequate education will likely face more struggles later in life — including a higher probability of living in poverty as adults. Churches across the country are helping thousands of classrooms and schools in low-income communities …