The Baltimore Sun editorial is linked below.
The Baltimore Sun: Low Income Students and American Public Schools
"A study by the Southern Education Foundation reported an astonishing statistic last week: Nearly half — 48 percent — of the 50 million public school students in the U.S. now live in poverty. Moreover, since 2000, poor children have become the majority in public schools throughout the South and West, with Maryland and Virginia the only states in our region where middle-class students are still in the majority. Since it's long been known that academic achievement closely tracks family income, the demographic shifts in the public school population have broad implications not only for the country but for how educators approach the problems that keep disadvantaged children from reaching their full potential."
---The Baltimore Sun, Editorial