NewsEducationEducation Policy / November 20, 2013

'Should Society Drop Its Ills At The Schoolhouse Door?'

Kyle Stokes - StateImpact Indiana
'Should Society Drop Its Ills At The Schoolhouse Door?'

The schools Marcus Robinson oversees know poverty intimately.

Robinson, the chancellor and CEO of the non-profit school operator EdPower, runs several Indianapolis charter schools along with Arlington Community High School, one of the schools the state has taken over for academic underperformance.

Students on free or reduced price lunches make up a majority of the population in his schools. At Arlington, 86 percent of students receive government help paying for meals.

“We look at our students not as underprivileged, but under-resourced,” Robinson says.

Robinson talked about the difference between the two in an interview with StateImpact for our story on how poverty impacts national and international test scores.

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