“When you’re poor, and I know this for a fact, life is harder,” said School Reform Officer Natasha Baker.
Source: School closure plan lacks student transportation option
“A delayed plan to close up to 38 chronically struggling Michigan schools – many in Detroit and other high-poverty areas — would leave parents on their own to figure out how to get their children to recommended alternatives, some as far as 30 miles away…
‘It was their right to know, and that’s why we pushed to make sure they had options,’ Baker said. ‘Now, were they far away? Is it difficult? Yes. But when you’re poor, and I know this for a fact, life is harder. You have to go the extra mile.'”
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