Life Without A Cent - The Poor In America

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Society often describes the impoverished with one word, indolent. The truth is if a person wants to be successful financially, it is a simple process of education and hard work will equate to a successful income. This is the American dream. If the impoverished simply would get a job and stop the laziness, they would not need programs like welfare. The impoverished would succeed if they only they would apply themselves and try. The Working Poor Invisible In America, by David K. Shipler explores multiple variables the working poor struggle with daily.

Majorities of the working poor are poor because of their lack of effort and laziness, this statement is an oxymoron. The working poor work longer hours, with less pay and few, if any... View More »

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If a student has a language barrier, there may not be a support structure in place to help the child learn even basic English. A parent might not be able to help with homework because of the language barrier. A student could easily become frustrated and give up all together. How do children learn if they are not given opportunity?

To contrast this line of thought a study done in New York, among fifth graders that lived throughout the state (Schwartz , McCabe, Ellen, Chellman, 2010). This study measured the level of education and looked closely into funding. The study also looked into what kinds of programs were offered by schools that were largely attended by impoverished. The results were shocking the students that attended the same school but had different social demographic backgrounds, the ones not living in low-income housing, did better on standardized testing. From this study, we can link some of the schools to having disadvantages such as not as many support and educational programs, employing teachers with little experience however, it does not explain why students that were not classified by, not living in public housing, still succeeded even when they went to the same schools. This study points out the correlation of low standard tests scores and community. We can see the cause and effect of where we live and how it does have a direct effect on education.

What are the environment impacts of our neighborhoods? Children and adults are affected by their neighborhoods where they grow up and live. What seems normal to the impoverished can be looked at very ...

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