“Schools should provide comprehensive wraparound services, and make them accessible to all students.”
This is the position of many education thought leaders who understand that the associated issues of poverty can severely limit a student’s potential.
Yes, it is true — schools must work to provide wraparound services for all students, especially the ones who come from social conditions exacerbated by poverty. We’ve known this for a while — at least since 2015 when a Southern Education Foundation study found that the majority of our nation’s public school students come from households in financial distress. It was clear through their research that if schools are to appropriately meet the needs of students, then efforts must be made to support them beyond the classroom.