Child Poverty In Schools

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Child poverty denies children with the basic needs to survive, expand, and flourish. It also deprives children from having equal opportunities in school such as a good education based on where they live, the proper teachers needed, and the motivation to not drop out. The lower-class students of this generation are being deprived of a quality education whereas the rest of society not only gets an outstanding education, but is able to participate in after-school activities that increases the student's social skills as well as helps them educationally. One significant factor that serves to exclude children living in poverty from their peers is the increasing rate of children falling behind in school due to the lack of help that they have access…show more content…
While there is a wide variety of why students drop out of school like they are lazy or they leave school to work, a large number of students drop out because they do not see the point. In the movie “The Line”, it is described how teens do not try in school because they do not see a future for themselves. Students only try in school if they see a future for themselves, but coming from a low-income family where generation after generation, family members are living in poverty, it can seem hopeless. Some students also drop out because they cannot receive the level of help that they need. In the movie, it describes how parents are not only not able to afford a tutor, but they can not tutor their child themselves because they never completed the level of education that their child is at. Students all over the country are not able to get the help that they need in school, and as a result, it leads to the students dropping out and ending their educational…show more content…
In the article titled “Adolescents and Poverty” by Vanessa R. Wright, she explains how “supporting children throughout their entire childhood is essential to securing a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood— particularly for the most vulnerable youth who live in poverty.” Encouraging positive youth development by promoting an orientation toward high achievement, a positive self-concept, and self-regulation is associated with good outcomes. Overall, not investing enough in early education will eventually result in bad long term
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