Author and educator Nicole Baker Fulgham to speak on education
“Only 1 out of 14 children from a low-income community will ever graduate college,” reads a quote from The Expectations Project’s website. “Let’s change that.”
Tomorrow at the January Series, Nicole Baker Fulgham, President and founder of the project, will share her vision for low-income schools across America.
Pulling from her extensive experience as a teacher and educator, Fulgham exhorts Christians to do more than just protest certain books or curriculum.
“It’s heartbreaking to think that many people in the country haven’t perceived Christians as concerned with one of our nation’s biggest injustices,” said Fulgham in a recent interview with Rachel Held Evans, referring to inequality and failings in the education system.
“If our own neighborhoods and schools are great, it’s easy to forget about those who aren’t as fortunate,” says Fulgham. Instead, The Expectations Project looks to connect people of faith with tools and resources to improve struggling schools around them.
Fulgham has a doctorate in education, and has also written: “Educating All God’s Children;” a book one reviewer calls, “a compelling call to a new generation of Christians.”
One of Christianity Today’s “50 Women to Watch” and also one of the women “most shaping the church and culture,” Fulgham will bring a message of action and empowerment.
Nicole Baker Fulgham will present “Educating All God’s Children” at the January Series at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 14 in the Covenant Fine Arts Center.