Schools that serve students of poverty should be taking direct measures to develop a coalition of care surrounding the students and their families so as to allow learning to take place as often as possible without the wounds of poverty impacting the natural wonder of all children. More reading and more math aren't the golden path to closing the achievement gap or the experience gap. The experience gap inhibits so many of our students of poverty from realizing their passion in life. Only with a passion and desire to grow and understand will students be hooked to this thing called school, and only with the effects of daily poverty softened through effective comprehensive programming with families can clarity to learn be possible. As a nation, we are with a dialogue surrounding poverty, its effects, and its consequences.