[Susan notes: Kudos. The writer makes direct link between the working poor and scores on standardized tests.]
To the editor
I found the title of your Oct. 12 editorial, "Burlington steps back from facing problem," more than ironic -- it was downright deceptive! No one in the educational hierarchy, from Secretary of Education Margaret Spelling down to Vermont state officials, is willing to address a core social issue which has a far more significant impact on the learning ability of children than any of the other politicians jawbone about ad naseum -- a living wage.
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