When we want to lower highway fatalities, we test the drivers, inspect the cars, and fix the roads.

When we want to improve educational outcomes, we test the students and hold the schools accountable, but we do little about neighborhood effects of poverty. The “roads” of a high-poverty neighborhood have missing bridges, unpaved stretches, few safety signs, and washed-out sections.

Effects of high-poverty neighborhoods include:

  • Crime
  • Violence
  • Dropouts
  • Instability
  • Unemployment

In this podcast I discuss how aha! Process strategies and solutions can be used to address the effects of high-poverty neighborhoods.



Find strategies to help mediate neighborhood effects in the the newly revised and updated edition of Under-Resourced Learners.