Compton-Lilly, C. (2014). A Family Case Study: How Money Might Matter for Academic Learning, Global Education Review 1 (2).
Many children living in low
-income communities do not face struggles in school. Many learn quickly and
easily. But for some students, living in a high poverty communities and attending underfunded schools
has consequences that can make learning difficult. In this paper,
-Lilly draws on the words of a
parent living in a low
-income community to explore how economic and social challenges affected the
schooling of her daughter over a ten-
year period. As the following accounts reveal, Ms. Rodriguez, an
African American, low
-income parent, was committed to her daughter’s learning and school progress
brought a thoughtful and informed critique to her children’s school experience that reve
als the multiple
ways that money affects academic learning.