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Stephen Krashen, "The Real Problems with the Common Core," and, "Oppostition to the Common Core," SKrashen blog, Aug. 2014.
Two brief, powerful responses to recent newspaper articles that ignored the real educational issue: Poverty.

Jeff Madrick, "Inequality begins at Birth," New York Review of Books, Jun. 2014.

Peter Dreier, "America's Classist Education System," Huffington Post, Jul. 2014.

Ken Previti, "When Illusion Becomes Delusion, Children and their Schools Fail, Teachers are Fired..." Reclaim Reform, Aug. 2014.

Ellie Herman, "The Problem with How We Talk about Poverty and Kids," Valerie Strauss' Answer Sheet column in The Washington Post, Jul. 2014.

Steven Singer, "The Real American Education Crisis," Gadfly on the Wall blog, Aug. 2014.


Peter Greene, "Poverty and the Moral Imperative of Education," Curmudgucation blog, Jul. 2014.

David Sirota, "Teachers Were Never the Problem," In These Times, Nov. 2013.

David Sirota, "Poverty is America's #1 Education Problem," Alternet, Nov. 2013.┬Ąt_page=1#bookmark

"11 Facts about Poverty and Education in America," Do Something website, accessed Nov. 2013.

Juana Summers, "Rich Kid, Poor Kid: For 30 Years, Baltimore Study Tracked Who Gets Ahead," NPR, Aug. 2014.

"How Poverty Impacts Students' Tests Scores, In Four Graphs," Huffington Post, Nov. 2103.

Dennis Van Roekel (NEA President), "Today's PISA results: If we want better results, we have to do better with poor children," Maureen Downey's Get Schooled' column in Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Nov. 2013.

Richard Rothstein, "Does Poverty Cause Low Achievement?" Working Economics: The Economic Policy Institute Blog, Oct. 2013.

Teacherbiz blog, "For the millionth time: the conditions poverty creates affect academic achievement," Oct. 2013.

Bruce Bower, "Poverty May Tax Thinking Abilities," Science News, Oct. 2013.


George Wood, "No Excuses", The Forum for Education and Democracy, Oct. 2013.

Lois Weiner, "Will Liberals Stand Up to 'Corporate School Reform'?" Salon magazine, Aug. 2013.
SUBTITLE: For too long, they've assumed that schools can be "fixed" without tackling social and economic inequality

David Sirota, "New data shows school 'reformers' are full of it," Salon magazine, June 2013.
SUBTITLE: Poor schools underperform largely because of economic forces, not because teachers have it too easy

Paul Thomas, "Learning and Teaching in Scarcity: How 'High-Stakes' Accountability Cultivates Failure," Alternet, Nov. 2013.
SUBTITLE: In-school only reforms will never be the solution for children in high-poverty schools

AFT, "What Does the PISA Report Tell Us About U.S. Education?" YouTube, Dec. 2013.

Diane Ravitch, "Daniel Wydo Disaggregates PISA Scores by Income," Diane Ravitch's blog, Dec. 2013.

Anthony Cody, "A Question for Bill Gates: How Can We Motivate Students When Their Futures Are Bleak?" Education Week, Jul. 2014.

Diane Ravitch, "Why Don't Reformers Care about Child Poverty," Diane Ravitch's Blog, Jul. 2014.

Bill Boyle, "Poverty & Race - What Education Can't Do," EducareNow blog, Jun. 2014.

Greg Kaufmann, "This Week in Poverty: Time to Take On Concentrated Poverty and Education," EmpathyEducates (reprinted from The Nation), Feb. 2013.

Statistics about poverty levels in US public schools

Jordan Weissman, "Study: Almost Half of Public School Students Are New Low-Income," The Atlantic, Oct. 2013.

Motoko Rich, "Percentage of Poor Students in Public Schools Rises," New York Times, Jan. 2015.

Lyndsey Layton, "Study: Poor Children are now the majority in American public schools in South, West," Washington Post, Oct. 2013.

Valerie Strauss, "New State Rankings on How America's Children are Faring," Answer Sheet in Washington Post, Jul. 2014.
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