- First Year
- St. Louis, MO
Currently I attend a mixed income high school, where 90 percent of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. The majority of these students did not have the opportunity to attend an early childhood education program that used data-based instructional practices like the preschool I attended … During my time at Loyola I plan to research the disparity in access to early childhood education programs among students of different socioeconomic backgrounds. One of the major barriers that prevents students from accessing early childhood education is the lack of funding among these preschools. The higher the cost, the less likely students in single parent, low income homes will be able to attend. I know that Loyola University has a phenomenal school of education, along with resources like engaged professors and other materials that I may need in order to further my research … Nelson Mandela once said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Attending Loyola University will provide me with the information I need in order to change the world, and help opportunities for others to change the world as well.