Let's Stop Talking About The '30 Million Word Gap'
Mitch Goldstein
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Did you know that kids growing up in poverty hear 30 million fewer words by age 3? Chances are, if you're the type of person who reads a newspaper or listens to NPR, you've heard that statistic before . Since 1992, this finding has, with unusual power, shaped the way educators, parents and policymakers think about educating poor children.

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