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President of Growth & Justice since 2007. Journalist, covering politics and government for Star Tribune and St. Paul Pioneer Press, 1977-2007.

Dane Smith: A poverty crisis, not a general education crisis

USA Today recently published an op-ed with a headline as stark and simple as any you’ll see in the ongoing debate over causes and remedies for our widening student success gaps along lines of income and race, and our overall decline on global education rankings. That headline: “A poverty, not education, crisis in the U.S.’’

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