I think that a lot of these students really need mentors to guide them on the right path. Many of them are living in homes with single parents that have to work day in and day out and the stress from that is probably affecting how they do in school. I know that it is not really the school’s problem and none of their business but maybe if they provide an afterschool program where students can get tutoring, then maybe their grades will improve.
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