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"In The Poverty Problem, Horacio Sanchez sounds an alarm and sends out a call to action. He asks educators to roll up their sleeves and move beyond merely understanding the problem of poverty to taking the lead in creating, implementing, and applying strategies to counter the negative impact poverty has on students’ education.
"This book is long overdue. Educators at every level will benefit by understanding children, human development, and the influence of poverty and race. Moreover, this book includes well-informed strategies to help students focus and learn to read. I am hopeful that preservice education and Departments of Education around the country will ensure that educational programs include the information and strategies presented in The Poverty Problem."
“The Poverty Problem is the book I wish I had when I was teaching! Combining brain science with education, the author explains potentially baffling behaviors seen in students coming from poverty. In light of the well-entrenched systems that effectively keep people from breaking free of the cycle of poverty, it is tempting to consider these problems as unfixable.
"As an educator for over 30 years, I have sought out information from experts on various topics, seeking to improve my practice and be a support to others. The Poverty Problem is the most helpful professional book I have read. Understanding the neurological changes that occur in the brain at very early ages is key to implementing effective interventions at school. Without this background, we are doing good things with good intentions, but our efforts are not having a long-term impact because we are not addressing the real issues.
"Horacio Sanchez's ability to turn research and best practice into applicable, turn-around action steps hits the mark once again! His work provides incredible benefit to the field of education by providing foundational understanding, building contextual frameworks, and fostering resiliency. This book clearly connects the multi-faceted layers of poverty, racial dynamics, trauma, and generational patterns. In sharing his insights to positively alter the field of education, the author gives us a gift."