Editor’s note: In the coming weeks and months Worcester Sun will chronicle the trials, tribulations and triumphs of Sun contributor — and aspiring small business owner — Giselle Rivera-Flores as she explores ways to help her daughter and other Worcester families find affordable educational support and assistance. This is the fourth in an occasional series in which we plan to illuminate the acute struggles of families with limited resources; and how families and entrepreneurs alike can navigate the political landmines and red tape to start their own business, and make a difference.
Have you ever doubted your very own instincts? Had that gut-wrenching feeling you get inside that painstakingly determines your next move on a path of obscurity?
This is a feeling I feel all too often.
I attend meetings with families like mine to hear about their personal struggles with their children’s academic achievement in the Worcester Public Schools.
They are not merely stories of language barriers or short-term discrepancies in academic success. Rather, the tales I relate to from these families are of the inequitable disadvantages some students experience through the public schools.
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