Poverty expert Ruby Payne believes education can transform lives. But the former classroom teacher, principal and administrator believes there are aspects of today’s education system that hamper progress. Payne pointed to four trouble spots that schools could address to better educate children and prepare them for future success. She made the remarks during a 90-minute lunch meeting Tuesday, hosted by the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, for the 13 groups that sponsored Payne’s three-day visit. Read more here.