The Titanic? No, kids can overcome poverty and learn

The Charlotte Observer

Poor kids can’t learn. Do I have your attention? I don’t believe that, of course. After my own experience teaching in West Charlotte, one of the most economically distressed neighborhoods in North Carolina, I think it is a ridiculous assertion. Thus, I felt the need to respond when Kay McSpadden articulated as much – likely inadvertently – when comparing some public schools to the doomed Titanic.

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