Angel L. Cintron Jr, author of the following article presents two sides to this important question. Yes, it does. No, it does not. Both views have anecdotal evidence to prove their point of view. After reading this article, you too should come to some type of conclusion along with your teaching experience in Title I where so many of our students are living in poverty.
Poverty & Education: Meaningul Discussions or Misguided Diatribes? Angel L. Cintron Jr. 1.17.14. Education Week - Finding Common Ground