February 23, 2023
After two years of lockdowns and other pandemic-related measures, many children are still falling behind in school. In the city of Baltimore, 23 schools have zero students proficient in math. In the state of Illinois, it’s 53 — and 30 have no students proficient in reading.
Study after study shows that the United States falls well behind the pack in math and reading, as well as science, relative to other developed nations. No matter where you live, this affects all of us.
WomenDeserveBetter.com was created to assist the primary caretaker in the family: women. But as parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, godparents, and other adult figures in your children’s lives, we know everyone wants what is best for children’s future, and one of the firmest building blocks for that future is a solid education. Check out our latest WomenDeserveBetter.com series, “Catch Up Kids in Class,” for helpful tips to help keep your little ones — and their grades — soaring high.
In addition, check out two more articles about ADHD and gentle parenting, and forward them along if you know someone who could benefit from them!
Finally, caregiving doesn’t stop at age 18. It matters throughout our lives, including in our later years. Be sure to read our new article exploring Medicare basics by Women Deserve Better Expert Susan Schoppa, J.D.
Pass it forward, so we can all move forward, together. Thank you.
Because women — and girls — deserve better,
Serrin M. Foster
Damian J. Geminder
Editor & Media Coordinator
Women Deserve Better