poverty

Teacher: I see the difference in educational privilege every day. I live it. I am disgusted by it.

'Almost every day, I slip food to one of my students. Both of his parents are in prison. Or, one of his parents is in prison and the other is dead. We can’t quite get the full story from him....Where there is money, there is education. Where there isn’t money, there is excessive testing, lack of curricular options, and struggle.'

The problem with how we talk about poverty and kids

Using the word 'poverty' to describe different students’ living conditions is too general to be helpful.

A sobering way to start 2014

New research on how poverty affects children highlights how inadequate most school reform policies have been.

Five stereotypes about poor families and education

The list, plus how stereotypes affect the way students perform in classes.

The real 21st-century problem in public education

New data shows the problem getting worse.

What poor children need in school

It isn't what many school reformers are giving them.

Public education’s biggest problem keeps getting worse

The problem is poverty, and new statistics bring that into stark relief.

Going to school hungry: A child and his mom tell their story

A video every school reformer should see.

Two schools and the vast imbalance of privilege

A comparison of two schools shows the very different circumstances in which rich and poor students are educated.

New Census data: Children remain America’s poorest citizens

What does this mean for educational achievement?

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