If every child arrived in school well-nourished, healthy and ready to learn, from a family with a stable home and a steady income, many of our educational problems would be solved.I can tell you definitively that a child arriving at school well-nourished, healthy and ready to learn from a family with a stable home and a steady income does not solve the educational problem of a high school junior needing to learn precalculus inside his actual school.
Waiting for a School Miracle
By DIANE RAVITCH
Published: May 31, 2011
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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Diane Ravitch writing in today's Times: