This was in response to a tweet that has since been removed

Our schools can be improved. In too many places, the quality of instruction and quality of operations is far from great. I don’t think we have to fix poverty to fix schools.

But if we shift focus to quality outcomes for kids and not quality systems of education, it’s quickly intolerable that one in six kids live in poverty, many more live on the margins, and our social safety net is as byzantine as it is inadequate.