A third-grade teacher in Denver asked her class, all from underprivileged homes, to write her notes about what they wish she understood about their lives. Kyle Schartz wanted to better understand her students who struggle with things like poverty, immigration issues and parents absent from their lives. She posted the often harrowing notes anonymously on Twitter to encourage other teachers to try the same lesson. Most of her students wanted to share their stories with other students which helped them to bond. The lessons comes as a reminder of how poverty and the issues surround it effect children and their performance in schools.


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