Poverty And Poverty Essay

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Register to read the introduction… Consequently, they put little effort into their school work, seeing it as a waste of time, and so leave school with few qualifications. Some drift into crime, others find themselves in unskilled, manual jobs with little job security. The education they obtained as children will continue to shape their lives well into adulthood, and will impact upon their own progeny, thus making it extremely difficult to break the cycle of poverty.
Poor children who don't eat a nourishing breakfast will not be able to pay attention in class and so they may become fidgety and may disrupt the class. Poverty often drastically affects children’s success in school. These students are at a disadvantage
The Impact of Poverty
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Kozol (2005) describes high poverty schools that are nearly completely segregated. Kozol believes the lack of diversity in the student body can affect achievement. Kozol (2005) has also observed several schools where dilapidated and in dire need of repair. Paul Gorski (2005) echoes Kozol's sentiments as he points out that many high poverty schools have " limited technology access, inadequate facilities, inoperative bathrooms, vermin infestation, insufficient materials" (p.2). It seems that the poor not only have to deal with difficult living conditions at home, but many poor students live in districts that lack adequate funding, therefore they attend schools that are not only physically deficient, but as Barton (2004) reveals, high poverty students are typically taught by teachers with less than three years of experience in schools with high teacher …show more content…
One of the most prominent theories regarding poverty and education stems from Ruby Payne's, A Framework for Understanding Poverty. In the "Framework" Payne (2005) admits that her goal is not to "save" students but to show educators that their role is to "offer a support system, role models, and opportunities to learn" (p. 113). This occurs, according to Payne, by studying patterns, which do have exceptions. Payne is adamant about approaching the realities of poverty honestly. In her book, she includes many scenarios to explain the behavioral patterns of the poor and also a list of "hidden rules" that essentially govern the poor, middle class, and wealthy. Her suggestions revolve around helping poor students learn how to succeed in a predominantly middle class

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