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Hanford, E. (2019, January 02). Why Millions Of Kids Can’t Read And What Better Teaching Can Do About It. Retrieved August 19, 2019.

One excuse that educators have long offered to explain poor reading performance is poverty. In Bethlehem, a small city in Eastern Pennsylvania that was once a booming steel town, there are plenty of poor families. But there are fancy homes in Bethlehem, too, and when Silva examined the reading scores he saw that many students at the wealthier schools weren’t reading very well either.