The strategy is to personalize issues rather than seeing them in context of poverty or other frames. That way, writes Bill Boyle,
Need I say that whole corporate ed reform movement follows the same logic? Schools “under-perform” not because of the context of poverty, but because of their people issues. The need for reform is personalized, and we can blame the people involved. The solution? Rid the schools of “under-performing” teachers, rid the schools of the unions which “protect” these under-performers, and then hold the new people accountable to metrics (i.e. tests). Or just offer charter schools, which does all of this in one fell swoop.
And a good video from Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC about race, poverty, voter ID, welfare, income inequality, and other volatile issues.