For the past thirty years, the Barna Group, a Christian polling agency, has built a reputation as a trusted analyst of faith and culture. Barna recently launched FRAMES, a collection of short books with essential information and real-life application behind nine of today’s most crucial trends—including a perspective on the state of America’s public schools, authored by The Expectations Project founder and president, Nicole Baker Fulgham, titled Schools In Crisis. Here’s a quick description of Nicole’s book:[mk_blockquote style=”line-style” text_size=”16″ align=”left” width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”]America’s children are at the mercy of their zip code. They are either born and raised in a zip code zoned for a public school with quality education or a public school with poor education. This education will set the trajectory for their future—for better or for worse. Educational inequity is one of the biggest social problems of our time. But here’s the good news: it can be fixed within our lifetime. And each of us, whether we have school-aged children or not, have a role to play.[/mk_blockquote]
Make sure to grab your copy of Nicole’s FRAME (and pick up the entire first season while you’re at it). It’s a great resource for anyone looking to learn more about the state of our public education system, and seeking out ways to constructively engage public schools in their own backyard. And don’t forget to watch the video trailer above. It features some startling facts about education inequality and a few helpful tips on how you can help.
Nicole participated in the national launch event for FRAMES, a one-day webcast with fellow FRAMES authors and Barna President, David Kinnaman. More than 20,000 viewers from around the country tuned in for the program, and the #barnaframes hashtag even trended nationally on Twitter.