In today’s society, America is ailed by the instantaneous increase of Americans living in poverty, causing families to take several risks in order to provide all of their family’s necessities. Although it may seem that America is the “land of opportunity”, millions of Americans struggle to survive on how much they earn. Throughout the United States, indigent Americans experience many difficult obstacles in order to survive illustrating their need to provide for their family. A recent article about understanding the effects of poverty states “The number of homeless children throughout the U.S has increased by 60 percent over the past six years” (Sheffield, Rachel). This statistic is very scary because poverty in the U.S is constantly getting worse.
"Bus drivers, cafeteria employees and custodians typically see the most negative effects from switching to a four-day week. If they 're not able to make up their hours, they risk seeing their paychecks shrink by as much as 20%" (Lake). This can make for hiring staff to perform these duties far more difficult with knowing they only get paid on a four-day salary. One of the largest problems with the shorter week is that it will affect families with younger kids. "For working parents, the four-day school week often presents more problems than solutions as they scramble to find suitable childcare for the extra day off.
This reason pertains to the fact that over half of the inmate population is enrolled. A grand majority of the 60 percent of inmates have never had a proper education. Might this be a reason why they have made poor decisions in their lives? We truly can never know, but now many of them are seeing the value of having an education. A vast
Around 4.5 million people need essential household items, or emergency shelter. A longer-term development priority such as education is losing hope amidst the violence. There are around 1600 schools are unfit during the ongoing war times result in 2 million school age children are out of school and need support for their right to education. An estimated 462,000 children under five years old are suffering from acute malnutrition. More than 14.8 million people are unable to access to basic healthcare and around 8.8 million people are underserved areas which harder for them
Did you know that Americans spend over 1.3 billion dollars a year? That means the average family is expected to spend over 600 dollars on school uniforms alone. School uniforms have always been a divided topic. You either love them or hate them and most adults see them as tried-and-true ways of discipline. Many children, however, loathe them, so are they really that good?
The African American are less likely to make it through school system, this have resulted in the poor educational system. The educational system is just becoming ruined and eventually it would categorize everyone as underclass. This is the huge reason why African American male make up most of the prison and absent to their families. “In 1950, 17 percent of African American children lived in a home with their mothers and not their fathers. By 2010 that have increased to 50 percent.” “In 2010 there was 41 percent and today, the out of wedlock childbirth in the Black community sits at an astonishing 72 percent.” (YourBlackWorld).
In the United States a majority of foster children come from the poorest families and communities. “For children ages 4 and under, counties with the highest concentrations of poverty had more than triple the rate of child-abuse fatalities compared to counties with the lowest concentrations of poverty” (Reuters 1). This statistic is startling and disheartening, children that are living in a more impoverished situation have a more likely chance to go through something so rough. If there is a way to support families in poor neighborhoods and get them out of the desolate pattern of getting stuck in poverty than that number would drop drastically. WIC, a supplemental food program for women, infants and children, is helping people of these communities but there is more that can be done, they provide supplemental food to pregnant women and children under five years (Social Safety Net 1).
• Further, to what extent are African American children’s life chances today, especially in urban areas, better than Bub’s? According to Joanna Penn, Journalists Resource- Harvard Study Resource, “children from high-and low-income families tended to be worse growing up in urban areas, particularly those with concentrated poverty, compared with those in suburban or rural areas. 2017 Poverty Fact Sheet – Memphis, Tennessee – states, “Memphis, Tennessee has reclaimed the unfortunate top spot as the poorest MSA in the nation overall and in child poverty. Children continue suffering the greatest rates of poverty in Memphis and in Shelby County. The situation between Bub’s teacher and her students is still apparent in today’s time.
h I have observed many socioeconomic inequalities from my community site. The children have experienced long times of homelessness, since that is what is required to stay at Avalon. This has a large effect on the children in all aspects of life, the biggest one being their education. The children are farther behind in their education than others in their age group, since they had to go through such hard times, and it caused some students to be behind in their academics. Even when the children have access to a stable home, it can still get in the way of their academics.
With approximately 1.2 billion children throughout the world between the ages ten and nineteen, an estimated 186 million are child laborers, going to workplaces instead of school (Srivastava). Illegal child labor is a widespread issue that has been depriving underage children of their essential education, as it politically and socially affects children in third world countries. Generally, there are children from ages five to seventeen, who would work in prohibited employments to support their poor families, with poverty as a major cause of the difficulty. On various occasions, children would work long hours in places such as factories and restaurants, receiving less pay and loosing their education. Despite efforts made by the authorities to prevent it, children continue to work excessive hours, receiving low wages and remaining in unsanitary conditions.