Poverty Issues Get Short Shrift in Today's Education Debate

Source: USA Today

Vouchers for private schools and public school reforms that merely ratchet up standards won't improve education for poor children. Poverty itself stifles school performance; only by combating poverty can we hope to improve the educational lot of its victims.

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