Poverty In Public Schools

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Public schools have to confront the challenges that they face when they go into poverty. These types of schools have to fend for themselves as they have been left behind by the school system. Schools are lacking in resources and so the students are also left behind as well. They are stuck with their outdated textbooks, and teachers have to pay for school supplies out-of-pocket. As a result of this, teachers have to find a way to get students their supplies without having to spend too much. If the school and the teacher does not have the right materials to teach the subject to the student then it become difficult when testing comes. Thus, poverty-stricken public schools do not tend to do well when it comes to testing, since they have limited resources. Students in school do not have the resources to be able to receive an education where they can do well on standardize testing. In public schools that are-stricken with poverty, they do not have enough textbooks for students to take home. Which means that students cannot have their own textbook to study from and write in notes to help them. Not having a textbook for each student is …show more content…
Nicole Amato, a 10th grade English teacher from Ptitzker College Prep wrote an article on how classrooms are lacking in resources. In the article she states that her previous school where it was poverty stricken she would have "to pay out-of-pocket for items like tissues, hand sanitizer and dry-erase markers" (AmatoWeb). Since the school's budget is limited, Amato has to buy her own items that would seem like the school would buy them. In some schools the teachers at the beginning of the school year give out extra credit to the student that bring in markers, tissues, and other basic school supplies. Which is one way that helps the teacher from paying out of

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