Public Schools Keep Kids In Poverty Analysis

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In Kandice Sumner’s Ted Talk, “How America’s Public Schools Keep Kids in Poverty”, she composes a well-constructed argument, concerning the issue of improperly and unequally distributed funding and resources to schools. Specifically, schools that are in low income and increased “colored” areas. Although I agree with her point of view that there should be a more structured and equally supplied school budget with necessary resources, I do not believe that the inequality is targeted to students of color and poverty –stricken areas.
Growing up in a lower-economic and social class area, Ms. Sumner has the experience to speak for her community in saying that, “Because of this lack of wealth, we lived in a neighborhood that lacked wealth, and henceforth
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Specifically, schools that are in low income and increased “colored” areas. Although I agree with her point of view that there should be a more structured and equally supplied school budget with necessary resources, I do not believe that the inequality is targeted to students of color and poverty –stricken areas.
Growing up in a lower-economic and social class area, Ms. Sumner has the experience to speak for her community in saying that, “Because of this lack of wealth, we lived in a neighborhood that lacked wealth, and henceforth a school system that lacked wealth.” (2015). When a child grows up in an area that is poverty-stricken, it is very alarming to some people to hear that they grow to become extremely successful. Although, some children are successful when they grow up in poor circumstances, the same cannot be said for all of the other children who grow up in that same situation, or perhaps even worse. For instance, I know my own mother grew up in a poverty-stricken or “white-trash” area, where she had little to no new clothes each year, she got to see her father only two weeks out of the year, her own mother had to work multiple jobs just to make ends meet, she had to live with her mother having new men in the picture almost every week, and they had to be on food stamps. Despite the fact that both my mother and Ms. Sumner, grew up in some dire circumstances, they both proved that they can become successful, they both got a college education and also had a stowing career ahead of them. Overall, the poverty areas from both sides were not targeted specifically to white people, like my mother, or black people, like Ms. Sumner. Poverty hits the entire “race”

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