Marcus Hiles Points To Increased Importance Of Education-Based Charity

Marcus Hiles Points To Increased Importance Of Education-Based CharityCharitable donations akin to Hiles’ have become increasingly necessary in recent years, as Dallas’s inner-city school districts have struggled to overcome a 2011 ruling by the state Legislature to cut $5.4 billion in education funding. Struck the hardest by the cuts were schools in the city’s low-income, urban communities, as minimal property taxes are unable to compensate for the budget loss. Since the controversial 2011 decision, these districts have lost an average of 12 percent of their full-time teachers, placing students in overcrowded classes and with less personal attention. As reported by the New York Times, the state of Texas identifies 66 percent of students in the Dallas district as at a considerable risk of dropping out, and Marcus Hiles believes the city’s youth deserve better opportunities. “For these children hailing from lower income families, a quality education plays a pivotal role in improving social mobility,” said Hiles. “Kindergarten through 6th grade is essential to the next generation’s success.”

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