“As a person of color, I put a heavy value on education.” 

#SoundOff with Natasha Hobbs, MNPS parent

“I feel that she has gotten a decent education. But, often times with magnet schools certain services are not offered. Based on her academic situation and even her socioeconomic situation with me being a single mother, she doesn’t qualify for a lot of things because of the school she attends. Because she does not go to a failing school, programs like AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) and Bridges are not available to her. As a person of color, I put a heavy value on education. I’ve always been taught to go to school and get a good job. And going to college was implied and just expected of us. So I am a first generation college graduate and product of a HBCU (Historically Black College and University). College is definitely in the cards for my daughter.”

 

 

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Vesia Hawkins

Extremely passionate about education choices, fairness, and good football.

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