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Carrie Lukas : What is the cause of and solution to poverty? / Clear, concise arguments and answers from leading thinkers / Eristical.com
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There are many causes of poverty, but one main, unnecessary cause is our substandard public school system. Education is critical to ensuring that someone can find a job and support themselves. Too many of our public schools simply don't offer a quality education and lead kids to drop out of school. The United States spends hundreds of billions of dollars on our K-12 public education system, and we simply aren't getting our money's worth. We need serious, comprehensive reform that encourages more competition among schools and greater innovation within the education sector so that all children have the opportunity to climb out of poverty.

Independent Women's Forum director and Goldwater Institute senior fellow, Carrie Lukas