[Susan notes: GREAT line summing up the problem: Instead of trying to reduce homelessness and trying to protect children against the effects of poverty, our government is wasting money on measuring the problem more precisely.
To the editor
"Schools put to the test as ranks of homeless students grow, causing stress for kids, staff," March 30) tells us that 20% of children in some areas of Manhattan are homeless, which results in hunger, sleep deprivation, and no quiet place to do homework. Even the best teaching in the world will have very limited results with children living under these conditions.
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