How Poverty and Poor Education Affects Life Essay

1669 Words Jan 31st, 2011 7 Pages
Adam Taylor
English 2010
“Poverty and the Affects on Childhood Education” Getting an education is considered a blessing too many, in America many of us believe that everybody should get equality when it comes down to education, but is that really the case? I believe that education is something that many of us take advantage of, especially when you are a kid and you think your education is free and you dread waking up early in the morning for school. Though, when you grow older we are glad that we have received an education and we can contribute to new technology, or we have the opportunity to create a top selling novel, learn about the history of the world, or just knowing why the sky is blue. We all know, and if you don’t you
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They offered her to be the host of there show called “A.M. Chicago”, in basically a month she made the show “A.M. Chicago” to one of the most viewed shows in Chicago. In 1985 the “A.M. Chicago Show” was rename “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, and it began to be nationally broadcasted. Oprah said, “Failure is the way God chooses to remind you that you are on the wrong track”. Despite her troubled childhood the Oprah Winfrey show is one of most nationally viewed shows today. Oprah Winfrey is now estimated at an astonishing $2.4 billion dollars, according to Forbes Magazine. Oprah’s story was inspirational to me, and I hope for many others, to succeed in life. I believe when growing up in a ghetto region there are many roadblocks on receiving a superb education and go to a good college, but this is not impossible, nothing is considered impossible now-a-days, especially in America. It is relevant that as a country we need to break out of the cycle of poverty. Anne C. Lewis suggested that low levels of an individual’s literacy will usually result in low paying jobs. Anne C. Lewis suggests four steps in leading individuals out of the cycle of poverty. “For young children already in the system, educate their parents, especially the mothers, to the hilt. The educational level of mothers is the most important influence on the educational attainment of children (Lewis 186). Adults need to take advantage of

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