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Marcus Hiles Works To Better Inner-City Schools

Charitable actions such as Hiles’ have become increasingly important in recent years, as the city’s inner-city school districts have struggled to overcome a 2011 ruling by the state Legislature which cut $5.4 billion in education funding. Most affecteds by the cuts were schools in low-income urban communities, where low property tax revenues were unable to compensate for the budget loss. Since this controversial 2011 decision, inner-city schools have lost an average of 12 percent of their full-time teachers, leaving students in overcrowded classrooms with less individual attention. The New York Times reported that the state of Texas considers 66 percent of students in the Dallas district to be 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,” Hiles said. “Kindergarten through 6th grade is essential to the next generation’s success.”

Read more: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/marcus-hiles-devoted-advocate-education-090000743.html

Real Estate

Marcus Hiles Planting 2500 Trees Per Year With His Company

Marcus Hiles Planting 2500 Trees Per Year With His Company

Marcus Hiles Planting 2500 Trees Per Year With His Company

Western Rim’s planting initiatives offer natural resources to both the residents and indigenous wildlife in the area, with essential health benefits. Their annual plantings are removing up to 75 tons of carbon dioxide per year, while generating oxygen that can sustain over 6,000 people. Within a decade, the same trees may be producing 600 tons of carbon dioxide reduction annually, while creating oxygen for 50,000 people who live and play in the area.

Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2949220