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Schools Can't Do It Alone: Why 'Doubly Disadvantaged' Kids Continue to Struggle Academically

A report on childhood poverty proves once again that no single measure can cure poverty's ills.

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Inequity in schools must be addressed through reform, but food insecurity, healthcare and job security policies must also be implemented as direct action against poverty that will then provide the context within which education reform can succeed – as Dr. King declared nearly five decades ago.

Paul L. Thomas is an associate professor of education at Furman University.

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