Poverty In Early Education Essay

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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…
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…show more content…
In the book titled $2.00 A Day, Edin and Shaefer describe how life would be less stressful if families did not have to worry about being at work all day and having to leave their child or children home alone all day. With the solution of the government helping increase wages, mothers and fathers would be able to stay at home and help their child or children with their school work. Also, with increasing wages, families would be able to put their child into extracurricular activities. Therefore, if wages were increased, so would student test
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