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The effects of poverty on education

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The effects of poverty on education

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Every public high school has the same requirements, this leaves me to question why schools in better areas excel academically than schools in places labeled as the “ghetto”.

The answer is poverty. Students who are trying to survive worry about school last. This leads to less attendance which mean less money for schools to flourish. Less attendance, the worse the grades will be which causes redos of certain classes so they need more teachers for classes that students fail like math for instance. So instead of hiring a teacher to teach welding they need another math teacher because our students aren’t passing.

Being broke makes students unmotivated and ignorant to the opportunities they have a chance to obtain. This doesn’t just start with them either, success breed success. If a student’s parent receives their bachelor degree in math or something then that student is more eligible to go to college as well. When your parents don’t graduate, you begin to be skeptical of success and chances that no one in your family took. It’s hard to be the one setting your own examples.

With more funding in their school, students will have access to more technology which will increase their learning experience. With this funding, it also allows impoverished students to have access to meals for breakfast and lunch, something that may not be available to them outside of school.

If school districts were able to receive more sufficient funding, not only would students reap the benefits inside of the classroom, but in their lives and in their futures.

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