Poverty In American Education

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The word poverty derives from the Latin word paupertāt, which means moderate circumstances. Such a definition best describes the situation for millions of young American students. Throughout American history, poverty and education have gone hand-in-hand for many students. From getting picked on for how the person is dressed (Carson & Murphy, 2011), to not receiving the proper funding need to create a quality school (Gonzales, 2016), the life of an impoverished student is no joking matter. Although poverty is an enormous barrier for students, society believes that this is no excuse for continuing to live in poverty (Ladd, Noguera, Reville, & Starr, 2016). However, it is easy for the person who did not grow up in poverty and did not have serious
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