Poorer schools feeling brunt of APR

At HBCUs and other small universities, more support from the NCAA is needed

Originally Published: August 9, 2012
By Myron Medcalf | ESPN.com

In late August, my mother often gathered her children and loaded the family sedan. Once we had reached the local big-box retailer, she would whip out a massive list of school supplies.

Pencils, pens, paper, notebooks, folders. One by one, we tossed them into the shopping cart.

They weren't for us. My mother, an elementary school teacher in the Milwaukee public school system for more than 30 years, bought the items for the children in her class who couldn't afford them. ...

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