Fighting Poverty Is Part of Education Reform

Fighting Poverty Is Part of Education Reform

Fighting Poverty Is Part of Education Reform

The children struggling the hardest in school also happen to be some of the poorest in the country.


How interlocked is poverty with the poor state of public education? As the Chicago Teachers Union heads into its second week on strike, guests on Up with Chris Hayes, hosted this weekend by Majority Report’s Sam Seder, talked about the deeply rooted challenges facing America’s crumbling school system. Nation columnist Gary Younge joined this Sunday’s discussion, saying, “There’s a limit to how much education excellence you can get when kids are getting shot and not eating breakfast.”

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