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Poverty a Barrier to Learning

June 9, 2015

Poverty is a barrier to learning in the classroom, according to a national poll of teachers, who also identified student behavior and a lack of parent engagement as problems in their school.

Of the 700 respondents to the online poll, conducted by Communities in Schools and Public Opinion Strategies, 88 percent described poverty as a minor, moderate, or serious problem in their schools. And 92 percent of respondents saw student apathy, disruptive student behavior, and a lack of parental involvement as problematic, according to the poll, which was released today.

Read more in Education Week.